|Date||Match Up||Rating||Score||Result||Profit||Lead Time||Analysis|
|04-05-21||Baylor v. Gonzaga UNDER 159.5||Top||86-70||Win||100||8 h 33 m||Show|
Baylor vs Gonzaga
9:00 PM EST, April 5, 2021
4% Best bet UNDER the posted total of 159 points.
How in the world is this Championship Game even come close to matching the drama of the UCLA vs Gonzaga semifinal game, which is at the top of the All-Time greatest games in any sport. I do see this game being a physical war between these two juggernaut programs, who were ranked 1 and 2 in the nation throughout the season.
Betting on the UNDER in neutral court settings with a total between 150.5 and 160 points in a matchup where the one team, Gonzaga, has scored 75 or more points in at least two consecutive games and now facing an opponent, Baylor, who is coming off a game in which they scored at least 40 or more points in the first-half of their last game has earned a solid 110-57-1 UNDER record for 67% winning bets over the last 15 seasons. If the ‘other’ team, Baylor, has scored 40 or more in two consecutive first-halves, the record moves up to 70% winning bets.
|03-30-21||USC +8.5 v. Gonzaga||Top||66-85||Loss||-105||4 h 27 m||Show|
USC vs Gonzaga
I am betting Houston at +500 to win the Championship. I also betting USC at +1400 to win the Championship as an alternative sprinkle of USC using the money line in this game. Far more bang for the buck doing it this way.
Following game number 15 of the regular season, betting on Neutral court UNDERDOGS that are good defensive teams allowing 63-67 PPG and now facing an elite offensive team scoring at least 77 PPG and coming off a win by 15 or more points has earned a 24-5 ATS record good for 83% winning bets over the last five seasons.
|03-28-21||Florida State +2.5 v. Michigan||Top||58-76||Loss||-109||5 h 27 m||Show|
Florida State vs Michigan
4% Best Bet on Florida State +2 points or the money line +115 or higher.
I will be playing this bet using the money line and it will be graded on the site as a money line play. The line has drifted to the 2-point price level and if you believe FSU is going to win, then the money line offers better value at +115. If the money line is at +110, for instance, then consider a combination wager of FSU +1.5/+2 points for 50% of your normal 4% bet amount and then another 50% betting the money line at +110.
In the NCAA Tournament action dating back to the 2009 season (2010 March Madness), betting on underdogs of four or fewer points, that have averaged 72 or fewer possessions-per-game, have earned a 138-88-1 ATS record for 61% winning bets. This system has earned the $100 bettor a profit of $4,332 or a highly profitable 18% return-on-investment (ROI). So far in the NCAA Tournament, this system has done well with a 9-5 ATS for 64% winning bets and a nice 24.2 % ROI.
FSU is 21-5-1 ATS when dressed as an underdog of six or fewer points dating back to the 2005 season. FSU head coach Hamilton relishes this underdog role sporting a 12-3 ATS record playing on neutral courts as an underdog of three or fewer points and 19-4 ATS as an underdog of six or fewer points.
|03-28-21||Creighton v. Gonzaga OVER 158.5||Top||65-83||Loss||-110||2 h 20 m||Show|
Creighton vs Gonzaga
4% Best Bet OVER the posted total of 158 points.
We all have seen many more UNDER results this NCAA Tournament, and with the UNDER a perfect 4-0 UNDER yesterday. These UNDERS combined for going under their respective totals by 78 points in total and is easily above the highest UNDER total for a sweet 16 round since 2010, which occurred in the 2014 tournament and a total of 38 points. For this matchup, the OVER is the play based on my research and machine learning applications.
The line and total imply a Gonzaga 86-73 win today over Creighton. The ML apps underscore Gonzaga’s points total of 86 or more points. Gonzaga has an 82% probability of scoring 86 or more points. In past games, Creighton is 7-0 OVER when they have allowed 87 or more points spanning the last three seasons. Gonzaga is 30-3 OVER when both they and their opponent have scored 75 or more points spanning the last three seasons. Gonzaga is 75-2 and 55-15 OVER in games scoring 81 or more points spanning the last five seasons and teams in the NCAA Tournament that have scored 87 or more points, are 52-4 and 50-6 OVER spanning the last six NCAA Tournaments.
|03-27-21||Syracuse +6.5 v. Houston||Top||46-62||Loss||-105||11 h 33 m||Show|
Syracuse vs Houston
Sweet 16 Round
9:55 PM EST, March 27, 2021
4% Best Bet on Syracuse +6.5 points
I like a red-hot Syracuse team that once again is proving the nay-sayers wrong. Jim Boeheim is one of the best coaches All-Time and has the Syracuse 2-3 zone defense holding their first two opponents to less than 36% shooting. Even though, Houston has had many days to prepare for this defense, facing it in a LIVE game is far more different than studying game films.
Houston is certainly an elite team, but in order to attack a 2-3 zone, an offense needs a strong post presence. Houston does not have that strong scoring threat in the post, and I see Syracuse doing a great job contesting every 3-point shot attempt.
Boeheim is 10-1 ATS when his teams have been seeded 9 through 12 in the NCAA Tournament. Houston is 1-9 ATS in games away from home following a low-scoring game in which 125 or fewer points were scored spanning the last three seasons.
|03-22-21||Oklahoma v. Gonzaga -14||Top||71-87||Win||100||3 h 30 m||Show|
Oklahoma vs Gonzaga
4% Best bet on Gonzaga –14 points
Betting on neutral court favorites in a matchup involving the favorite being an elite offense averaging 77 or more PPG and are coming off two consecutive games scoring 85 or more points, and facing an average D-1 defense that is allowing between 67 and 75 PPG has earned a highly profitable 74-32 ATS record for 70% winning bets over the last five seasons.
Gonzaga is 27-0, 13-12 ATS, and is averaging 92.3 PPG, 45.7 PPG in the first half, and making 55% of their shot attempts. Despite playing at the 7th-fastest pace of play in the nation, their defense holds up extremely well and allows just 69 PPG, 31.5 PPG in the first half, and 41.4% shooting.
Oklahoma is 16-10 SU, 13-12 ATS, and average 74.7 PPG, 34.2 PPG in the first half, and shooting a below average 44% from the field. Their defense has allowed 69 PPG, 31.5 PPG in the first half, and 42% opponent shooting. However, over their last five games, they have regressed and average 70.6 PPG, 29.4 PPF in the first half, and make 43% of their shots. On the defensive side, they have allowed 71.6 PPG, 33.6 first half PPG, and allowed 45% shooting over their last five games. So, Gonzaga is playing well, and may not have even peeked yet, and now facing an Oklahoma team that is struggling a bit at both ends of the court.
Gonzaga has shot 50% or better from the field in all but TWO of their 27 games and both of those games they shot 49.2% from the field. They have outscored their opponents by 23.7 PPG, and have the fifth-best assist-to-turnover ratio at 1.543. They also have the 21st-best defense assist-to-turnover ratio at 0.755. Oklahoma ranks 128th with a 0.929 opponent assist-to-turnover. So, how in the world is Oklahoma going to slow Gonzaga’s constant offensive attack? I do not think they will or can even on their best day.
From the machine learning applications, we learn that Gonzaga is expected to score at least 87 points. When Gonzaga has scored 80 or more points, they are 45-26-1 ATS, and when scoring 87 or more points, they are 41-15-1 ATS for 73% winning bets.
|03-21-21||Oregon State v. Oklahoma State -6||Top||80-70||Loss||-104||10 h 19 m||Show|
Oregon State vs Oklahoma State
Oklahoma State is a perfect 7-0 ATS since the 15-game of this season facing teams that were averaging 12 or fewer turnovers-per-game. Oregon State is a money-burning 7-22 ATS coming off a four or more-game win streak spanning the last ten seasons. Oklahoma State is 13-3 ATS after having won four or five of their last six games this season. Oklahoma State is 8-2 ATS on neutral courts and having won five or more of their last six games.
From the machine learning applications, we are expecting Oklahoma State to shoot between 48 and 53% from the field and to attempt 57 to 64 shots. They are 9-1 ATS when they have met these performance measures.
|03-21-21||Oral Roberts v. Florida -9||Top||81-78||Loss||-110||8 h 11 m||Show|
Oral Roberts vs Florida
Oral Roberts pulled off one of the biggest upsets in Tournament history in their win over Ohio State. The following betting system reveals how difficult it will be for them to pull off another giant-killing upset win. This system has earned a 44-15-1 ATS record for 74% winning bets over the last five seasons and requires us to bet on neutral court favorites that are from a Major D-1 Conference and facing a team that is from a Mid-Major Conference and that is also playing their second neutral court game in the past three days.
A second betting system has earned a 51-19 ATS record for 73% winning bets over the last 25 seasons. Bet on favorites of 3.5 to 9.5 points that are facing a team that is on a four or more-game win streak and are seeded 13 through 16 in the NCAA Tournament.
Florida head coach White is 7-0 ATS when facing an opponent that has been getting outrebounded by four or more rebounds-per-game. He is also 13-3-1 SATS away from Gainesville when having failed to cover the spread in three of their last four games.
|03-21-21||Wisconsin +6.5 v. Baylor||Top||63-76||Loss||-110||3 h 8 m||Show|
Wisconsin vs Baylor
4% best bet on Wisconsin +6.5 points and sprinkle a bit more on the money line. I will be betting this game with 85% of my 4% bet size using the spread and the remaining 15% on the money line. I had thought that UNC would advance to this game against Baylor, but Wisconsin and their strong 3-point shooting present far more problems for Baylor.
Wisconsin’s Davison had 29 points in the 85-62 route of UNC. They had only seven turnovers and strong ball-handling is a definite requirement in order to take down Baylor. Given that the fourth seed Purdue and two seed Ohio State both lost, the winner of this game will have the easiest remaining schedule to win the region and advance to the Final-Four.
Betting on neutral court underdogs that are coming off a win of 15 or more-points, have a solid defense allowing 67 or fewer PPG, and are now facing an excellent offensive team averaging 75 or more PPG has earned a 25-5 ATS record over the last five seasons.
In the NCAA Tournament teams that are allowing 67 or fewer PPG and facing an opponent that is averaging 75 or more PPG have earned a 176-124 ATS record for 59% winning bets.
|03-21-21||Loyola-Chicago v. Illinois -7||Top||71-58||Loss||-105||2 h 43 m||Show|
Loyola-Illinois vs Illinois
4% Best bet on Illinois –7 points
Betting on neutral court favorites that are coming off a 20-point or more blowout win and now facing an opponent coming off three consecutive double-digit wins has earned a 37-14 ATS record good for 73% winning bets over the last five seasons.
Illinois has tremendous balance and bench strength that will wear down the Loyola team over the course of the game, especially the second half of this matchup. Illinois overwhelmed Drexel with a two-man punch of All-Big Ten center Kofi Cockburn and All-American Ayo Dosunmu. Cockburn had 18 points, including a run of eight in a row, and Dosunmu awakened from a slow start to chip in 17 points, 11 rebounds, five assists and three steals in the first-round victory.
Illinois has been near-perfect on the offensive end during their recent surge and are making the correct ball screen reads and as a result all five players are getting high-percentage looks. They share the ball, and you can see the fun and energy they bring to the court. Four of the five Illini starters scored in double-digits in the win over Drexel.
Illinois took only seven 3-point shots among the total of 63 shot attempts against Drexel. You can bet they will look to pound the paint and take as many mid-range jumpers as possible. They will also look to speed up the game right from the opening tip and take Loyola out of their plodding pace that ranks 346th nationally. Illinois has the fifth most difficult schedule and are currently 7th in positive team momentum. Loyola had the 140th toughest schedule and rank 284th in momentum. In fact, Loyola’s momentum has regressed modestly.
Illinois has a major advantage of the offensive glass and will have a big edge in second-chance scores. They rank 5th nationally in second-chance scoring and I just do not see how Loyola will be able to withstand the Illini’s offensive efficiency.
Illinois head coach Underwood is a highly profitable 35-15 ATS when facing solid ball-handling teams that are averaging 12 or fewer turnovers-per-game.
|03-20-21||Abilene Christian v. Texas -8.5||Top||53-52||Loss||-105||12 h 53 m||Show|
Abilene Christian vs Texas
5% or 10-Star Best Bet on Texas – 8.5 points
Coming off a terrible day on Friday going 0-3 ATS with 8-UNIT Best Bets, but at least winning Loyola as a 6-UNIT winning bet. UCLA won Thursday as a 8-UNIT Best Bet bring the 2-day record to 1-3 with 8-UNIT and 1-0 with 6-UNIT Best Bets. I mention this only to remind all of us, including myself, that this is a grinding marathon for 365-days. I am expecting to post my sixth consecutive profitable NCAA Tournament, but do NOT increase your bet size. Stay disciplined and maintain the long-term view to profitability that has served me quite well for 26 years.
Betting on favorites in a matchup of similar offenses that are averaging 74 to 79 PPG, after the 15th game of the regular season including all Tournament action, and with the dog coming off three straight double-digit wins has earned a 40-23-2 ATS record for 63.5% winning bets over the last 15 seasons. If the favorite is lined between 3.5 and 9.5 points, the record improves to 26-8-2 ATS for 77% winning bets and has won nine straight ATS.
Texas has big-time advantages across the board and at both ends of the court. Abilene Christian ranks 319th in strength of schedule and this is a sizable jump in competition taking on a Texas squad that has been far more consistent, and plays better away from Austin. Make no mistake about it, Texas will look to pressure every ball-handler looking to force turnovers and get quick fast-break scores. Texas ranks 56th in the nation in points off of steals and 40th in defensive field goal attempt rate.
|03-20-21||Grand Canyon v. Iowa -14||Top||74-86||Loss||-106||7 h 51 m||Show|
Grand Canyon vs Iowa
NCAA First Round, Indiana Farmers Coliseum, Indianapolis, IN
6:25 PM EST, March 20, 2021
4% Best Bet on Iowa – 14.5 points.
Iowa is 27-11-1 ATS facing defensive teams that are forcing 14 or fewer turnovers-per-game over the last two seasons. Iowa is 13-3 ATS installed as a double-digit favorite spanning the last two seasons. Iowa is 17-5 ATS in games lined with a total between 140 and 149.5 points spanning the last two seasons. Iowa is 10-1 ATS after failing to cover the spread in two of their last three games spanning the last three seasons. Iowa is 9-1 ATS coming off a game allowing 45 or more points in the first half of their last game over the last three seasons. Iowa is 8-1 ATS adfter a double-digit loss over the last two seasons. Iowa Head coach McCaffery is 44-27 ATS as a double-digit favorite
From the machine learning applications, we learn that Iowa is 20-7-1 ATS for 75% winning bets when they have scored 81 or more points in games played over the last two seasons.
The team is led by super-stud Luc Garza and is on eof the five starters that returned from last season. They have incredible chemistry and team leadership and this season was dedicated to winning the NCAA Championship. They rank best ball-handling team in the nation with an incredible 2.07 assists-to-turnover ratio.
|03-20-21||Iona v. Alabama OVER 146.5||Top||55-68||Loss||-110||5 h 32 m||Show|
Iona vs Alabama
This total opened at 143 points and has seen smart money hitting the OVER lifting the market price to a current 147-points. My machine learning applications continue to ‘love’ the OVER with a high probability of both teasm socring 75 or more points and a final tally of about 160 points.
One way to play this this total is to place 50% of your normal 4% betting amount pre-flop and then look to add 25% more at 143 and the last 25% at 138.5 points. If both teams start out fast, you may not get the chance to add the two parts. However, as we have seen in the first day’s action, the in-game pricing is extremely fast and volatile. So, let that volatility work for you in this game.
Alabama is 41-26 OVER when installed as a favorite in games played over the last three seasons and 23-11-1 ATS in non-conference games played over the last three seasons. Alabama head coach Oats is 28-14-1 ATS when playing just the second game spanning the past week; 32-14 ATS when playing against an opponent that has won 60 to 80% of their games on the season and only in games played after the 15th game of the regular season.
|03-20-21||Eastern Washington +10.5 v. Kansas||Top||84-93||Win||100||2 h 12 m||Show|
Eastern Washington vs Kansas
1:15 PM EST, March 20, 2021
The 70-point level is goping to the key for this game and if EWU is going to pull-off an Oral Roberts-like upset over the 3-seed Kansas Jayhawks. The machine learning applications predict a high probability that EWU is going to score more than 70 points. EWU is 13-3 ATS when scoring 70 or more points this season. They are a losing record when not scoring more than 70 points.
Kansas was 18-0 SU when holding an opponent to fewer than 70 points and just 2-8 when allowing 70 or more points this season.
EWU center Tanner Groves has the opportunity for a huge game. They rank 12th nationally in points scored by the center at 28% of total points. Kansas forward David McCormack has been upgraded to probable for this game due to the COVID Quarantine protocol. Still, he is going to have his hands full trying to contain Groves and no one has any clue how much fatigue will impact McCormack.
The biggest problem for the KU defense will be leaving the perimeter open when Groves gets the ball in the box. EWU guards accounted for a modest portion of the scoring, BUT the team has shot 35% from beyomd the arc. Big Sky Conference preseason Player-of-the-Year Jacob Davison, who doesn’t even start, hit 37% from behind the arc and went 9-18 in his last game. EWU knows how to spread the floor and the defense and take the best shot the defense provides them.
From the machine learning applications, we learn that EWU is 11-2 ATS when making at least 33% of their 3-point shots in games played over the last two seasons. They are projected to make at least 80% of their free throw attempts and when doing so are 20-7 ATS in games played over the last three seasons.
|03-19-21||North Texas v. Purdue -7||Top||78-69||Loss||-100||6 h 7 m||Show|
North Texas vs Purdue
4% Best Bet on Purdue -7 points
Let us start with a solid and consistent monmey-making betting system that has earned a 62-23 ATS record good for 72% winning bets over the last 25 seasons. The system requires a bet be made on favorites that are facing an opponent on a four or more-game win streak and is a 13 through 16-seed in the NCAA Tournament.
Purdue is a solid rebounding team that has averaged 37.6 rebounds-per-game and have outrebounded opponents by 6.2 per-game on the season. Note that North Texas is a money-losing 21-44 ATS away from home and facing an opponent that is outrebounding their opponent by an average of 5 or more rebounds-per-game.
Purdue’s head coach is 13-3 ATS in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. He is also 18-6 ATS when facing an opponent that averages a below average 15 free-throws-per-game.
We learning from the machine learning applications, that Purdue is 13-3 ATS when having four or more offensive boards-per-game than their opponents over the last two seasons. The apps are predicting that North Texas will have fewer than 62 points. North Texas is just 35-60 ATS when scoring 62 or fewer points.
|03-19-21||Oregon State v. Tennessee -8.5||Top||70-56||Loss||-103||3 h 6 m||Show|
Oregon State vs Tennessee
I certainly do not see any traditional upset here with a 12 vs 5 matchup in the first round. To start, OSU head coach Barnes is a terrible 7-22 ATS when playing against a team with a win percentage between 51 and 60% and 8-24 ATS away from home and facing an excellent ball handling team that is committing 12 or fewer turnovers-per-game after the 15th game of the regular season including conference and NCAA, NIT Tournaments.
Based on my opponent-adjusted rankings, UT is the 15th-best and OSU is the 75th-best team in the nation. UT has had a much-better resum based on overall record quality and are a superior team on both ends of the court. UT ranks 25 with a 45.9% opponent effective FG percentage. OSU is just not a good shooting team and is a main reason they play a slower style of game. They do not have the personnel to get involved into a track meet with UT. OSU ranks 230th with a 48.7% offensive effective FG percentage.
From the machine learning applications we know that UT is 151-50-6 ATS for 75% winning bets when scoring 75 or more points in all games played over the last 15 seasons.
|03-19-21||Utah State +4.5 v. Texas Tech||Top||53-65||Loss||-108||2 h 28 m||Show|
Utah State vs Texas Tech
Utah State is the 11-seed going up against a strong Texas Tech 6-seed in this first-round matchup taking place at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Indiana. Utah State has the make-up to win this game and send Texas Tech home.
Both teams playing slower than the average D-1 pace of play. UST averages 69.2 possessions-per-40-minutes and TTU averages an even slower pace averaging 66.9 possessions. UST is playing their best games entering the tournament while TTU has been on a minor regression. UST will look to score from the paint and at the rim as often as possible. They are an excellent passing team and will always make the extra pass to get the highest percentage shot. Their excellent ball movement is going to be tough for TTU defense to contain despite ranking in the top-20 of most defensive efficiency measures. UST is also quite good at scoring on second-chance opportunities. So, the more offensive boards they get and the greater the margin of offensive boards compared to TTU, the better their chances of winning this game.
TTU is just 2-11 ATS when facing teams called for fewer than 17 fouls-per-game this season and 10-20 ATS when facing strong defenses that are allowing 42% or lower shooting over the last two seasons. UST is 9-2 ATS following two consecutive games allowing 30 or fewer points in the first half. TTU head Coach Beard is 14-26 ATS off a loss to a conference foe and 4-15 ATS off an upset loss as a favorite to a conference foe.
Bet 4% on the Utah State Aggies and sprinkle the money line with a bit extra and not greater than a 1% amount.
|03-18-21||UCLA +2 v. Michigan State||Top||86-80||Win||100||33 h 23 m||Show|
UCLA vs Michigan State
4% Best bet on UCLA + 2 points.
The sentiment expectaions are highly overvalued and the betting public is betting MSU with irraytional exhuberance. So, this is a contrarian bet, going against the 77% or more of the bets seeing action on MSU. Currently, 77% of the bets made are on MSU, but just 52% of the money.
On my live shows this week, which can found at Predictive Playbook on YouTube, I had suggested that MSU should have been seeded and that Syracuse was the team that should have been slotted into this play-in matchup with UCLA. Upon further review, and having run my machine learning applications, there is no doubt in my mind that the selection committee got it right. Noyte, too that I am stating that UCLA is guaranteed of getting the win. I am saying, that UCLA is the smart bet in this matchup and making smart bets over the course of the Tournament is a solid path toward potential profitability.
MSU is 5-19 ATS in orad/neutral court setting when playing ateam with a winning record over the last two seasons; 4-14 ATS in road/netral court settings and facing an opponent that is outscoring their opponents by at least four or more points-per-game; 0-7 ATS this season away from home and following five consecutive games where their opponent committed 14 or fewer turnovers.
From the machine learning applications, we are enlightened that MSU is 2-11 ATS in games in which they attempted 55 to 65 shots this season; 18-61 ATS in games played and allowing 75 to 81 points over the last 15 seasons.
|03-13-21||Oregon State v. Colorado -9||Top||70-68||Loss||-102||10 h 8 m||Show|
Oregon State vs Coloroado
Colorado has significant advantages at both ends of the court. The greatest advantage is at the charity stripe where Colorado gets to the line as much as the average PAC-12 or D-1 team but ranks best in the nation making 83.4% of those shots. Colorado ranks 103rd with a 26.6 free-throw attempt rate and will exceed their season average by as many as ten attempts given that OSU ranks 245th in defensive free-throw attempt rate.
|03-13-21||Iona v. Fairfield +8.5||Top||60-51||Loss||-107||4 h 54 m||Show|
Iona vs Fairfield
I recommend playing this bet in two parts consisting of 85% of your 4% bet size on the spread, and 15% on the money line. Depending on your risk appetite a ratio of 90% spread and 10% money line may be more to your liking and is perfectly ok. The point is to not exceed 15% of your 4% amount using the money line. These ratios provide the best total rate of return (ROI) over the course of the season – not just a single day.
A few quick hitters.
|03-13-21||Ohio State +5.5 v. Michigan||Top||68-67||Win||100||1 h 59 m||Show|
Ohio State vs Michigan
I recommend playing this bet in two parts consisting of 85% of your 4% bet size on the spread, and 15% on the money line. Depending on your risk appetite a ratio of 90% spread and 10% money line may be more to your liking and is perfectly ok. The point is to not exceed 15% of your 4% amount using the money line. These ratios provide the best total rate of return (ROI) over the course of the season – not just a single day.
|03-13-21||UMass Lowell v. Hartford -151||Top||50-64||Win||100||3 h 46 m||Show|
UMASS-Lowell vs Hartford
4% Best Bet on Hartford -2.5 points
Hartford is the better team at both ends of the court and will control the pace of play. Both teams won their semifinal game last Saturday so they have had seven days of rest and prep time for this Championship game. The pace of play of the entire conference is on eof the slowest in the nation. The AEC averages 68 possessions-per-40-minutes with no team averaging 70 or more.
UMASS-Lowell (UML) plays second-fastest at 69.3 poessessions-per-40-minutes and Hartford eighth of the 10-team conference averaging 66.4 possessions. Hartford has a much better defense than UML based on assist-to-turnover ratio. The machine learning applications predict that UML will have at least five more turnovers than Hartford. Teams in the conference final that scpore more points than their season-to-date average and their opponent commits 4 or more turnovers than they do has led to a 9-3-1 ATS record for 75% winning bets over the last five seasons.
|03-12-21||Connecticut v. Creighton -1||Top||56-59||Win||100||4 h 40 m||Show|
Connecticut vs Creighton
4% Best Bet on Crieghton -1
Play on neutral court favorites or pick-em that are coming off a blowout win of 20 or more points in their last game and now facing an opponent coming off three consecutive double-digit wins has earned a highly profitable 34-14 ATS record for 71% ATS winners.
The machine learning applications predict that Crieghton will have five or fewer tunrovers than UCONN and have the better assists-to-turnover ratio. In games where Creighton has matched or exceeded these measures has produced a 20-3 ATS record over the last five seasons.
UCONN is a miserable 4-17 ATS in road games after four consecutive double-digit wins.
|03-11-21||North Carolina -3.5 v. Virginia Tech||Top||81-73||Win||100||8 h 4 m||Show|
North Carolina vs Virginia Tech
|03-11-21||Mississippi State v. Kentucky -3||Top||74-73||Loss||-112||1 h 42 m||Show|
Mississippi State vs Kentucky
4% Best Bet on Kentucky -4 points
Betting on neutral court teams that are solid on the defensive end allowing 42.5 to 45% opponent shooting and now facing a team that is shooting between 45 and 47.5% and is the better ball handlin team committing no more than 14 turnovers-per-game and their opponent averaging more than 14 turnovers-per-game has earned a 35-13-1 ATS record over the last five seasons for 73% winning bets.
Calipari is a perfect 7-0 ATS after a game in which his team made 13 or more 3-point shots.
|03-10-21||Duke v. Louisville +3||Top||70-56||Loss||-115||1 h 58 m||Show|
Duke vs Louisville
6:30 PM EST, March 9, 2021
4% Best Bet on Louisville plus the points and NO sprinkle on the money line.
Betting on all teams lined within 3.5 points between on either side of pick, that is coming off a double-digit loss and facing a foe that they already defeated earlier in the season as an underdog has earned a 55-28-1 ATS mark good for 67% winners over the last five seasons.
Duke is 0-7 ATS when facing solid rebounding teams that are outrebounding opponents by 5 or more per game.
|03-09-21||Long Beach State +2.5 v. CS-Northridge||Top||85-63||Win||100||7 h 43 m||Show|
Long Beach State vs. CS-Northridge
The Big West Conference (BWC) is a weak conference, however, their tournament is going to provide many entertaining and dram-filled games. This matchup is one of them. UC-Santa Barbara is the cream of the conference and will be favored in every game they play. They went 15-3 in conference play and 19-4 overall this season, but they must win this tournament because there will not be any at-large bids given to this conference.
The pace of play will be aboverage based on the conference and national ratings. LBST ranks 13th nationally and fastest in the BWC averaging 84.3 possessions-per-40-minutes. Cal State Northridge (CSN) ranks 99th nationally and 4th in the BWC with an average of 71.3 possessions-per-40-minutes. LBST has advantages over the CSN defense in most offensive efficiency measures including overall efficiwency in points-scored per 100 possessions. Moreover, LBST, has a significantly better defense ranking only 198th nationally in overall defensive efficiencies. CSN ranks 345th allowing 111.5 points-per-100-opponent possessions.
A few quick hitters. CSN head coach Gottfried is just 1-9 ATS in road games facing teams that are getting outrebounded by at least four or more rebounds-per-game from the 16th game on out. LBST head coach Monson is 24-12-1 ATS in road/neutral venues facing a team that is allowing an average of 45 or higher opponent shooting.
|03-08-21||St. Mary's +18.5 v. Gonzaga||Top||55-78||Loss||-110||6 h 3 m||Show|
St. Mary’s vs Gonzaga
4% Best Bet on St. Mary’s +17.5-points
Let’s start with a proven and highly profitable betting system that has earned a 62-26-2 ATS record for 70% winning bets over the last 20 seasons. The system requires us to bet on double-digit underdogs that are coming off two games scoring 55 or fewer points and facing an opponent that has scored 75 or more points in three consecutive games. That is all there is to it.
St. Mary’s is 9-1 ATS after failing to cover the spread in four or more of their last six games pver the last two seasons. Gonzaga is just 11-24 in roiad or neutral sites coming off three or more home games installed as a favorite in each one of them.
|03-08-21||Wisc-Milwaukee v. Cleveland State -3.5||Top||65-71||Win||100||4 h 3 m||Show|
Wisconmsin-Milwaukee vs Cleveland State
The line for this game is starting to ‘steam’ with Cleveland State, who has garnered just 33% of the tickets but has accounted for 87% of the money bet at about 2:00 ET. I do think the line will continue to grind higher, so if you can get -3.5 points grab it. You are more likely to get -4 points, but that is ok as well given that the machine learning applications are projecting a Cleveland State win by at least 8-points.
Betting on home favorites of less than 9.5 points that are revenging a home loss and with that opponent coming off an upset win over a conference foe has earned a solid 72-36-4 ATS for 67% winning bet over the last five seasons.
Back on January 22 and 23, Cleveland State played a back-to-back home set with Milwaukee and split the games. They won the first and lost the second setting up the revenge. Milwaukee is coming off a monster 94-92 major upset road win over then-conference favorite Wright State as 13-point underdogs.
Back on January 22 and 23, Cleveland State played a back-to-back home set with Milwaukee and split the games. They won the first and lost the second setting up the revenge. Milwaukee is coming off a monster 94-92 major upset road win over then-conference favorite Wright State as 13-point underdogs.
|03-07-21||Texas -7 v. TCU||Top||76-64||Win||100||8 h 37 m||Show|
Texas vs. TCU
The regular-season finale for both teams in this B-12 matchup. Texas has struggled with consistent ball-handling all season and ranks 195th with a 0.934 assist-to-turnover ratio. Despite their troubles holding on to the ball, TCU ranks 334th in defensive assists-to-turnover ratio. Texas will look like an elite passing team such as Iowa and others matched up against a very weak TCU defense.
The Texas defense is the engine of the team. They are aggressive and rank 24th with an outstanding 0.757 defensive assist-to-turnover ratio. TCU is going to struggle against this style of defense and look for at least five more turnovers than their season average of 13.8 turnovers-per-game, based on the machine learning applications. Further, TCU is 14-26 ATS in games in which their opponent committed fewer than 14 turnovers in games played over the last three seasons.
|03-07-21||Michigan -8 v. Michigan State||Top||64-70||Loss||-110||5 h 45 m||Show|
Michiagn vs Michigan State
Betting on favorites of 3.5 to 9.5 points that have won at least 80% of their games on the season, are coming off a home win against a conference foe, and facing a conference foe winning 51 to 60% of their games has erned a 73-33-3 ATS record for 59% winning records over the past five seasons.
Michigan is 12-1 ATS when facing a team that averages just 6 or fewer steals-per-game this season.
From the machine learning applications, we learnm that there is a high probability that Michigan will score a minimum of 75 points. Michigan is 8-0 ATS when scoring 75 or more points in games played over the last two seasons. MSU is 0-7 ATS when allowing 75 or more points in games played over the last three seasons.
|03-07-21||Elon v. James Madison -4||Top||72-71||Loss||-110||3 h 5 m||Show|
ELON vs. James Madison
JMU has won nine of their last 11 games and are the top-seed with Northeastern the second-seed and both teams having identical 8-2 conference records. ELON had a shortened regular season, but amn amazing roller coaster ride losing eight straight games and then starting the current 5-game win streak and covered the spread in all five games. During the losing streak ELON shot 38% or wrose in six of the games. During the five-game win streak they have shot not lower than 45% from the field.
ELON started Buford, Hannah, McIntosh, Ndugba, and Wright to start the 5-game win streak and that has been the starting lineup in each of the five wins. McIntosh is the energy that fuels ELON scoring 15.3 PPG, 2.9 RPG, and 2.4 APG. Elon, however, lost two back-to-back games to James Madison at the Atlantic Union Bank Center, which is hosting the CAA Tournament.
ELON is 0-8 ATS on the road or neutral court setting in a game with a total between 140 and 150 points. JMU is 6-0 ATS after having lost tow of their last three games.
|03-06-21||Duke v. North Carolina UNDER 149.5||Top||73-91||Loss||-110||7 h 56 m||Show|
Duke vs North Carolina
Duke does shoot the ball well and ranks 42nd with a 54% effective FG percentage, but they are not good, in fact, horrid ranking 336th with a 0.232 free throws attempts to field goals attempted ratio. UNC does not shoot the ball well, but they are the second best offensive rebounding team in the nation. They get the offensive board on 39.6% of their missed shots.
Duke has been playing much better of late and rank 16th in current momentum attributed to a 9th best ranking in second-chance scoring opportunities. Duke has been playing better on the road than at home too. I expect the pace of play to be much slower than what UNC has averaged on the season.
Krzyzewski is 18-7-1 UNDER when on the road and coming off a road game in which they and their opponent scored at least 75 points. Williams is 19-8-1 UNDER cpoming off a tough loss of no more than three points to a conference foe.
|03-06-21||Florida State -7 v. Notre Dame||Top||73-83||Loss||-110||4 h 3 m||Show|
Florida State vs Notre Dame
Noon ET, March 6, 2021
4% Best Bet on FSU – 6.5 points
My opponent-adjusted power ratings illustrate and underscore the major mismatch of this ACC game. FSU is the 8th best team in the nation and Notre Dame is ranked 75th. Further, with a 9-14 SU record, Notre Dame has very little incentive or motivation knowing that they have little or no chance to advance to the NCAA Tournament.
FSU ranks 15th in scoring offense averaging 79.9 PPG and will have little trouble, based on my machine learning applications, exceeding 81 points in this game. FSU is 8-1 ATS when scoring 81 or more points this season and 117-12 SU and 81-25-3 ATS for 76.4% winning bets over the last 15 seasons.
FSU has a defense that at times during games forgets to play defense. However, Notre Dame’s defense ranks among the worst in the nation as evidenced by a 1.67 opponent assist-to-turnover ratio that ranks 345th nationally. This ratio means that Notre Dame’s opponents had 1.67 assists for every turnover they committed and could easily move the ball from side-to-side and find the best percentage shot available.
FSU is coming off a blowout 93-64 win over Boston College and covered the spread as 19-point home favorites. Notre Dame is coming off their fourth straight loss and to the spread with an 80-69 uninspired defeat at the hands of NC State as a 3.5-point favorite.
Betting on road favorites of 3.5 to 10-points that won at home by 10 or more points in their previous game and now facing a host that is off an upset loss as a favorite has earned bettors of this system a profit-making 74-42-1 ATS for 64% winning bets over the last five seasons.
|03-06-21||Georgetown +9.5 v. Connecticut||Top||82-98||Loss||-110||4 h 3 m||Show|
Georgetown vs Connecticut
Noon ET, March 6, 2021
4% Best Bet on Georgetown +9.5 points and sprinkle a bit more on the money line.
Georgetown is heating up and maybe peaking at just the right time under Hall-of-Famer head coach Patrick Ewing. They have won and covered four of their last five games with wins over Butler, Xavier, DePaul, and Seton Hall. The lone loss was against these same Connecticut Huskies and know that Georgetown is 6-0 ATS this season playing with revenge.
From the machine learning applications, we learn that Georgetown is 7-0 ATS this season when scoring 71 or more points and their opponent commits at least 12 turnovers. Over the last 15 seasons, this combination of performance measures has produced a highly profitable 128-19 SU record and 96-35-7 ATS mark good for 73.3% winning bets.
|03-06-21||Loyola Maryland +6.5 v. Navy||Top||76-68||Win||100||4 h 2 m||Show|
Loyola-Maryland vs Navy
Noon ET, March 6, 2021
4% Best Bet on Loyola-Maryland +4.5 points and sprinkle a little more on the money line.
This is matchup in the quarterfinals of the Patriot League Tournament. Loyola is led by three seniors in Santi Aldama, Luke Johnson, and Isaiah Hart. Navy is the top-seed in this tournament, but make no mistake about it, Loyola is fully capable of getting the upset win. The trio of seniors as accounted for 47.5% of the offensive production for the season. In addition, they have stepped up their games and floor leadership by accounting for 58% of the offensive production in the last. Five games. Aldama is the best player of the trio and is averaging a team-high 21.4 PPG and 10.1 rebounds-per-game.
The COVID-19 protocols have compounded the Navy’s problems with guard Cam Davis listed as questionable for this game. He is averaging a team-high 17.1 PPG including 2.8 assists-per-game, and 2.7 rebounds-per-game, and the Navy bench is not deep enough to offset the loss of his production at both ends of the court.
The pivot for this game centers on 70 based on my machine learning applications that project Navy will not score more than 70 points. Loyola is 0-9 SU when they have allowed more than 70-points and a perfect 4-0 when they have allowed fewer than 70 in games played this season. They are 30-14-2 ATS in road games and scoring 65 or more points over the last 10 seasons.
|03-05-21||Middle Tennessee +10 v. Florida Atlantic||Top||54-63||Win||100||6 h 31 m||Show|
Middle Tennessee State vs Florida Atlantic
4% Best Bet on the Middle Tennessee State +10 points and sprinkle a bit on the money line too.
Betting on road underdogs of 10 to 20 points that is coming off three consecutive losses to conference foes and facing an opponent coming off a 20 or more-point win over a conference rival has earned a profit-making 53-24-1 ATS for 69% winning bets over the last five seasons.
FAU is a money-burning 11-36 ATS facing offenses that are averaging 64 or fewer PPG. FAU is 20-48 ATS after having won three of their last four games.
|03-05-21||Portland +13.5 v. Santa Clara||Top||86-95||Win||100||11 h 40 m||Show|
Portland vs Santa Clara
This matchup is in the first round of the West Coast Tournament being held at Orleans Plaza, NV. Simply stated, my machine learning applications and analytical comparisons between these two teams conclude that Santa Clara should not be favored by this many points and more likely that this game ends in a single-digit margin.
Betting on road teams of 10 to 19.5 points after being beaten by the spread by at least six points in three consecutive games has earned bettors a solid 201-137-3 ATS record for 60% winning bets over the last 15 seasons.
Santa Clara is just 5-15-1 ATS after a game in which they covered the spread over the last two seasons. Santa Clara head coach Sendek is just 5-19 ATS when facing excellent free throw shooting teams making at least 77% of their free-throw attempts.
At the end of the day, this is too many points and on top of it, Santa Clara’s guard Ahmed Ali is questionable with an Achilles injury.
|03-04-21||St. Joe's +4 v. Massachusetts||Top||66-100||Loss||-103||2 h 32 m||Show|
St. Joesphs vs Massachusetts
1:00 PM EST, March 4, 2021
4% Best bet on the St. Joes +3 points and sproinkle a bit more on the money line, but omnly if the line is +3 or more.
The St. Joes basketball team must be enjoying the city of Richmond quite a bit having knocked off Richmond University as 14.5 point dogs and are now coming off an upset win over LaSalle. My analytics say they make it three winning upsets in a row.
UMASS and St. Joes play at a fast pace with both rankings in the top-50 nationally. However, the faster pace favors St. Joes given their edge in positive momentum coming into this game. They have played their best basketball as a team right now and rank 35th in consistency ratings.
From the machine learning predictive applications, we learn that St. Joes is 70-35 ATS in road games and scoring between 75 and 81 points over the last two seasons. In addition, 45-24-1 ATS in road games where both they and their opponent exceeded 75 points.
|03-03-21||NC State v. Notre Dame -2.5||Top||80-69||Loss||-108||3 h 34 m||Show|
NC State vs Notre Dame
Notre Dame has several team angles supporting this play that was produced by my machine learning applications. Notre Dame is 8-1 ATS wjhen playing against a marginal winning team sporting a win percentage not higher than 60% in games played over the last three seasons; head coach Brey is 19-7 ATS when facing opponents with a winning record not exceeding 60%.
From the machine learning applications, we learn that Notre Dame is predicted to shoot at least 48% from the field. In past games when Notre Dame has made 48% or better form the field has earned a 115-52-4 ATS record over the last 15 seasons and when NC State has allowed an opponent 48% or better shooting has been a money-burning 9-21-1 ATS in games played over the last three seasons.
|03-03-21||Oregon State v. Utah -5.5||Top||75-70||Loss||-110||2 h 30 m||Show|
Oregon State vs Utah
Here are some quick hitters supporting Utah.
Oregon State is 15-33 ATS after two consecutive wins to conference foes.
Utah head coach is 31-18 ATS revenging a same -season loss and 36-16 ATS reveging any loss (same season or not) in which his team scored 60 or fewer points.
From the machine learning applications, wqe learn that Utah is 24-3 SU and 20-5-2 ATS for 80% winning bets when making 79% or more of their free throws and committing 13 or fewer turnovers in home games played over the last 10 seasons.
|03-02-21||IUPU Ft Wayne v. Cleveland State -7.5||Top||104-108||Loss||-105||8 h 25 m||Show|
Fort Wayne vs Cleveland State
Wright State and Cleveland State are the giants in the Horizon Conference this season. Both teams sport 16-4 conference records with CSU is the No 1 seed. Make no mistake about it, Wright State is the best team by a large margin.
Fort Wayne is the 10-seed and defeated Wisconsin-Green Bay 89-84 as 5.5-point underdogs. Fort Wayne plays at an average D-1 clip ranking 146th averaging 70.4 possesssions-per-40-minutes. CSU is ranked 228th averaging 69 possessions-per-40-minutes. That ranking is a bit misleading as they only average 1.5 fewer possessionos than Fort Wayne and reflects the team density in this metric.
CSU has a monster advantage on the offensive end. They will take a lot of mid-range shots knowing they rank 17th nationally and will be going against a Fort Wayne defense that ranks 316th defending mid-range shots. This matchup, alone, projects to a double-digit CSU win.
CSU’s junior guard Tre Gomillion is listed as questionable for tonight’s game. He is third-high on the team averaging 9.5 PPG. If he is unable to go tonight, there are several good guards ready to jump off the bench and contribute. Alec Oglesby is one of those players. He is a 6-5 freshman from The Rock School in Gainesville, FL and has the skillset to step up large. I would not be surprised if he ended up being the high-scorer for CSU in this game.
|03-02-21||Baylor v. West Virginia +4.5||Top||94-89||Loss||-108||5 h 5 m||Show|
No 3 Baylor vs No 6 West Virginia
In this mtachup WVU has the majority of advantages at both ends of the court. They have played a tougher schedule ranking 10th as compared to Baylor’s 94th ranking in this category. No doubt West Virginia has a ton of positive momentum coming into this game and are at the top od their game right nowBaylor has been winning of late, but their efficiency measures had been deteriorating ahead of the Kansas loss. WVU is a much more consistent team week in and week out. Most importantly, WVU likes to play faster than Baylor, who will not be able to withstand the WVU offensive assault.
Baylor has played their worst games on the road this season and just because you won a game and covered the spread does not always translate into an ‘A-grading’.
Betting on home teams as a dog in a matchup of two teasm that are solid rebounding teams averaging at least three more rebounds than their opponents and is a solid defensive team allowing 45% or lower opponent shooting and now facing a team that is an excellent shooting team making 48% or more of their shots-per-game has earned a 25-5-1 ATS record good for 83.3% winning bets over the last five seasons.
Under head coach Huggins, WVU is 41-16-2 ATS in hmome games and coming off a rouble-digit win.
I believe WVU will win this game outright.
|02-28-21||Michigan State v. Maryland -2.5||Top||55-73||Win||100||3 h 54 m||Show|
Michigan State vs Maryland
2:30 ET, February 28, 2021
4% Best Bet on Maryland -2.5-points.
As a bonus pick, I like the OVER in this matchup too, and suggest a 2 or 3% betting amount at any price at 134 or lower. A 2% parlay is also an option betting the OVER and Maryland.
A simplistic betting system does not mean it does not have the ability to be highly profitable. This one has earned a 55-29 ATS record for 65% winning bets over the last five seasons and instructs us to be home teams that are facing a foe, who is on a three or more-game win streak and has a winning record not higher than 60% on the season.
Adding a filter that the home team has a higher effective FG percentage than the opponent and that the home team sports an effective FG percentage above 50% improves the system to a 29-9 ATS record good for 76% winning bets over the last ten seasons.
Maryland plays one of the slowest-paced styles of basketball ranking 333rd in the enation. However, that is more than priced into the market and my machine learning applications project a high probability that 140 or more points will be scored. MSU has played significantly worse on the road than in their home games.
MSU is just 2-13 ATS facing teams, who like to take the ‘three’ and average at least 21 3-points shot-attempts-per-game on the season.
|02-27-21||Florida State v. North Carolina UNDER 152.5||Top||70-78||Win||100||7 h 40 m||Show|
No 11 Florida State vs North Carolina
4% Best Bet UNDER the posted total of 151 points.
FSU is the dominant force in the ACC this season and enter this showdown with UNC on a four-game win streak and went 2-1-1 ATS. They are on an 11-game ‘OVER’ streak and shot over 50% from the field in five of those games. Most notably, they shot an incredible 71% from the field in a 105-73 destruction of NC State back on January 13.
UNC has been largely inconsistent this season as demonstrated in their last two games. They destroyed Louisville 99-54 as a 4.5-point home favorite and then inexplicably lost to Marquette 83-70 installed as a 9.5-point home favorite. They have had games where the defense does disappear of they forget how to score. However, in this matchup, their full attention and focus will on FSU knowing that a win will strengthen their NCAA resume.
This is the highest total this season in FSU games. Over the last five seasons, ranked teams that are playing in a road game with the highest total of the season, has seen the ‘UNDER’ earn a 44-24 UNDER record for 65% winning bets.
FSU plays an average-pace based on D-1 standards, but can really turn up the defensive heat. They rank 27th allowing 40.2% opponent shooting and 6th when adjusted by opponent and SOS. UNC is once again a great renounding team that ranks 2nd averaging 42.5 Rebounds-per-game, and third averaging 13.2 offensive rebounds-per-game. Both teams will look to be strong on their defensive glass and minimize the opponent’s second-chance scoring opportunities. UNC ranks best and FSU second-best in second chance scoring, but both are solid in their defensive second-chance scoring as well. So, bottom line is that second chance scoring for both teams is going to be much lower than their averages.
FSU is 32-14-1 UNDER after four consecutive games committing no more than 14 turnovers under head coach Hamilton.
|02-26-21||Purdue v. Penn State -1||Top||73-52||Loss||-105||12 h 38 m||Show|
Purdue vs Penn State
7:00 PM EST, February 26, 2021
3% Best Bet on Penn State (PSU) +1.5-points
Purdue has evolved into a well-respected team in the Big Ten that has the talent to take down one of the giants, like Michigan or Ohio State. Recency bias is a amajor part of the opening line and subsequent line movement. However, this line opened with Purdue as a 1.5 point road favorite and has quickly reversed and now has PSU priced as a 1-point favorite. Line movement this strong is quite bullish and positive for backing PSU.
My opponent-adjusted power ratings show PSU as a -2-point home favorite and agrees with Haslam Metrics too. Don’t be fooled by PSU and their 5-11 conference record. The Big Ten is one of the strongest conferences I have seen in more than a decade. According to KenPom, PSU would be a pick-em to -1.5 point favorite over North Carolina, Clemson, Arizona, Oklahoma State, and UCLA.
So, now we have a truly desperate PSU team that is coming off a hard-fought win at Nebraska. PSU had five players scoring in double-figures and team-leader Mayreon Jones had a career-high 29-points. So, PSU comes into this game off their best one of the season.
From the database queries, we learn that PSU is a highly profitable 15-3 ATS when coming off a game in which 155 or more points were scored spanning the last three seasons. They are also 7-0 ATS off a conference road win spanning the last three seasons and I see this angle moving to 8-0 ATS tonight.
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|02-26-21||Drake v. Bradley +9||Top||80-71||Push||0||9 h 38 m||Show|
Drake vs Bradley
Carver Arena, Peoria, IL
7:00 PM EST, February 26, 2021
10-UNIT best bet on Bradley +9 points and sprinkle a bit more on the money line. I have had the best success over the course of a season by taking my 5% amount and playing 80% of that amount on the line, and then 20% using the money line.
Drake is tied with Loyola Chicago at 14-2 on top of the Missouri Valley Conference standings. Many of you, who listen to my live Predictive Playbook that is broadcast on Periscope and YouTube channels, already know I live Loyola-Chicago quite a bit and have bet them at 50-1 long shot to win the NCAAM Championship. I do not believe Drake is even the second-best team in the conference and is vulnerable in this matchup against Bradley. This is the first of back-to-back games against each other and they will play again tomorrow.
The pace of this game will be slower than the average pace is for the MVC. Bradley ranks 260th and Drake 250th in possessions-per-40-minutes. A key factor in this bet is that Drake has played far worse in road games, than at home. Plus, Drake, despite winning four of their last five games has been playing at an inferior level compared to earlier this season when they were scorching hot. Drake is coming off back-to-back home wins over Evansville, who ranks 234th overall in the Haslem metrics and 240th with my opponent-adjusted PR. Bradley is a much better team than Evansville, and it is not even close. Bradley ranks 180th in PR and Haslem ranks them 182nd.
Bradley head coach Wardle is 27-11-1 ATS after giving up five or fewer offensive rebounds in their previous game. Bradley plays their best defense in a fundamentally sound fashion and not look to be overly aggressive to get steals and turnovers. So, Wardle is 23-12-1 AYTS in games following back-to-back games where the respective opponent did not commit more than 11 turnovers. Wardle knows how to play against strong defenses as noted by his 15-6 ATS record in home games facing an opponent that has allowed 42% opponent shooting on the season.
Bradley lost their team-leading scorer and rebounder in senior Elijah Childs, who was suspended from the team on February 17. Bradley has used nine different starting lineups this season and head coach Wardle had been juggling starting lineups and playing minutes even before this suspension. At the D-1 level, bench players cannot wait to get their chance to showcase their talents in live-game situations. I believe that the loss of Childs will be more than offset by players getting that chance to have more minutes of playing time.
Keep an eye on Ja’Shon Henry tonight. He was averaging around 20-minutes-per-game but has had 28,24, and 30-minutes of playing time in his last three games. He has scored 43 of his season total of 203 points and shot 15-for-24 for 63% in these last three games.
Take Bradley plus the points as a 10-UNIT Best Bet
|02-24-21||NC State v. Virginia -11||Top||68-61||Loss||-108||3 h 5 m||Show|
NC State vs No 15 Virginia
6:30 PM ERST, February 24, 2021
4% Best Bet on Virginia -11.5 points
UVA enters this matchup off their first two-gamne losing streak of the season. They were blown out by a very good FSU team by 19 points in Tallahassee and most recently lost a tough 1-point game at Duke. Their defense as awful in the losses allowing 50% shooting to FSU and 51% to Duke. Their defense is quite good and you can expect a much better performance against much weaker opponent in NC State.
Betting on team that are coming off two upset road losses and now facing an opponent that is revenging a home loss to this team has earned an outstanding 68-31-3 ATS for 70% winning bets over the last 20 seasons. If the opponent is the road team and is revenging that loss, where they failed to score more than 60 points, the record soars to 33-9-1 ATS for 78% winning bets.
NC State lost 64-13 as 7-point home underdogs to UVA on February 3. NC State is 1-9 ATS revenging a home loss versus opponent in games played over the last three seasons.
My expectations see UVA bouncing back with a big game and gets the ATS win.
|02-23-21||Georgia Tech +3.5 v. Virginia Tech||Top||69-53||Win||100||7 h 20 m||Show|
Georgia Tech vs Virginia Tech
Georgia Tech is the better ball-handling team ranking 16th nationally with a 1.423 asssist-to-turnover ratio and matched a rather non-aggressive V-Tech defense that ranks 114th with a 0.906 opponent assist-to-turnover ratio. G-Tech has the better effective field-goal-percentage, the better free throw shooting percentage, and the better shooting efficiency measures that can win this game outright.
V-Tech is a money-burning 3-13 ATS when facing good bvall-handling teasm that are averaging 14 or fewer turnovers-per-game in games played after the 15th one of the regular season. They are also 7-20-1 SATS in games following a four-game stretch in which they committed 14 or fewer turnovers in each one.
G-Tech Pastner is 6-0 ATS following back-to-back games in which his team made 78% or more of their free throw attempts.
|02-23-21||Akron v. Ohio +1.5||Top||73-90||Win||100||2 h 17 m||Show|
Akron vs Ohio
To begin with, I like this matchup knowing that Ohio has played their best games at their home venue while Akron had had their poorest outings in road games this season. Akron also ranks a miserable 322nd nationally in overall performance consistency and gives Ohio a big advantage as they are ranked in the middle of the pack of the 357 D-1 programs.
Akron loves shooting the ‘three’, but Ohio is a solid 12-4 ATS facing teams, who are averaging 21 or more 3-point shot attempts after game number 15 of the regular season and spanning the last two seasons.
|02-22-21||Texas State -3 v. Arkansas State||Top||57-52||Win||100||3 h 37 m||Show|
Texas State vs Arkansas State
Here are a few quick hitters that reinforce the projections produced by the machine learning applications. Texas State is 6-0 ATS after the 15th game of the regular season and now facing an opponent that is outscoring their opposition by at least 4 PPG in games played over the last two seasons.
Texas State is 10-2 ATS in road games after habving won four of their last five games spanning the last five seasons.
Ark State 1-8 ATS after a win of three or fewer points spanning the last three seasons.
Steals will be a significant factor in this matychup and it favors Texas State, who ranks 127th nationally in quick scoring off of steals. Ark State ranks a miserable 297th in the defensive of this metric.
Texas Tech is the vastly better shooting team and going up against one of the worst defenses in NCAA basketball in Ark State.
|02-22-21||Syracuse v. Duke -5.5||Top||71-85||Win||100||2 h 16 m||Show|
Syracuse vs Duke
Syracuse is coming off a historic win over Notre Dame in a game they trailed by 20 points marking the largest comeback since 2005. Duke is coming off a huge and much-needed win over No. 7 UVA.
Betting on home teams after game number 15 of the regular season, that are shooting at least 45% from the field, and have shot 50% or better in their last three games has earned a solid 145-80-5 ATS record good for 64% winning bets over the last 20 seasons.
Duke is 10-2 ATS when facing excellent ball-handling teams that commit 12 or fewer turnovers-per-game spanning the last two seasons.
|02-22-21||Pepperdine +5.5 v. St. Mary's||Top||61-66||Win||100||1 h 17 m||Show|
Pepperdine vs St. Mary’s
6:00 PM EST, Fenbruary 22, 2021
4% Best Bet on Oregon +5.5 points and a sprinkle on the money line.
From the machine learning applications, Pepperdine is an outstanding 9-0 ATS when getting at least 37 rebounds and outrebounding their oppoment in games played over the last three seasons. Further, they are 30-15-1 ATS for 67% winning bets in games played over the last five seasons when they have scored 71 or more points and had fewer turnovers than their opponent.
|02-21-21||Wisconsin v. Northwestern +6||Top||68-51||Loss||-111||8 h 36 m||Show|
Wisconsin vs Northwestern
7:00 PM EST, February 21, 2021
4% Best bet on Northwestern +7 points and sprinkle a bit more using the money line.
Despite the different and opposite season-long records, these two teams are much more equal in performance levels and reflect how good the Big Ten Conference is this season. Wisconsin is the better team on paper, but has played their worst games on the road and is vulnerable to an upset loss.
Both teams are excellent ball-handling ones. Wisconsin ranks 11th sporting a 1.457 assist-to-turnover ratio and Northwestern ranks 27th with a 1.311 assist-to-turnover ratio. Northwestern has the better and more efficient offense while Wisconsin has an elite and efficient defense.
The Northwestern defense matches up well against Wisconsin’s offense that ranks about equal to the average D-1 program. Northwestern ranks 50th in defensive field goal percentage. In addition, Wisconsin has not been a threat on their offensive glass and ranks 285th converting second-chance scoring opportunities into points. Northwestern is solid in rebounding on the defensive end and will minimize Wisconsin’s second-chance scoring opportunities.
Wisconsin has not played their worst games by many measures at home and Northwestern, despite, a losing record, is one of the more consistent teams in the nation. There you have it, Bet Northwestern plus the points.
|02-21-21||Penn State +11.5 v. Iowa||Top||68-74||Win||100||8 h 32 m||Show|
Penn State vs Iowa
Let’s start with a betting system that ahs earned a 70-22-3 ATS record for 76% winning bets over the last five season. The requirements are to bet on double-digit underdogs up to an including 19.5 points that has gone UNDER the total by at least 24 points in their last three games and now facing an opponent that has gone UNDER the total by 44 or mor epoints spanning their last seven games.
Betting on double digit underdogs after game number 15 that are averaging 68 to 75 PPG and now facing an opponent coming off three straight UNDER games and averages at least 78 PPG on the season has earned a 77-38-2 ATS record good for 67% winning bets.
PSU has played their bets games away from Happy Valley and Iowa has played by far their worst at home this season. The advantage that PSU has against the Iowa defense is that they take great care of the ball, despite ranking 13th nationally in field goal attempt rate, and are extremely good ranking 25th in potential quick points off of steals.
PSU is 15-3-1 ATS coming off a game in which 155 or more points were scored spanning the last three seasons.
|02-21-21||Michigan v. Ohio State +1.5||Top||92-87||Loss||-109||4 h 16 m||Show|
No 3 Michigan vs No 4 Ohio State
This matchup pits two heavyweights in the Big Ten Conference and the winner of this game is almost guaranteed a No 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. Despite being ranked No 3 in the nation, Michigan has been largely inconsistent and have played poorly in road games that they won.
Turnovers will determine the winner of this game and that definitely favors OSU, who rank 11th committing just 10.4 turnovers-per-game on the season. OSU ranks 10th-best posting a 13.3% turnovers-per-play percentage and 15th averaging just 4.8 opponent steals-per-game. Neither team’s defense looks to generate turnovers and instead play fundamentally sound defense. Michigan ranks 338th averaging just 10.8 opponent turnovers-per-game and OSU ranks 328th averaging 10.7 opponent turnovers-per-game.
Free throws will also be an integral part of an OSU win noting they rank 4th making an average of 17.5 free throws-per-game and 22nd in free throw attempts averaging 22.7 per-game. Michigan ranks 172 averaging 13.0 free throws-pergame and a horrid 234th averaging 17 free-throw-attempts-per-game. So, in an even matchup of giants, every possession matters more and the critical scoring opportunity possessions favor OSU.
|02-20-21||Illinois v. Minnesota UNDER 146||Top||94-63||Loss||-110||3 h 20 m||Show|
Illinois vs Minnesota
Betting the UNDER in games after he 15th game of the season and where the road team is a great shooting team making at least 47.4% of their shots and is facing an opponent that is allowing 42 to 45% shooting has earned a crazy 820-600 record for 58% winners over the last 20 seasons.
Minnesota is 8-0 UNDER after the 15th game of the season and facing an elite opponent that is outscoring their opponents by 12 or more points-per-game spanning the last three seasons. They are also 6-0 UNDER following four consecutive games committing 11 or fewer turnovers in games played over the last three seasons.
Pitino is 21-7-1 UNDER as the head coach of Minnesota when facing elite teams that are outscoring their opponents by 12 or more PPG.
|02-20-21||Connecticut v. Villanova -6.5||Top||60-68||Win||100||3 h 39 m||Show|
Connecticut vs No 10 Villanova
Finneran Pavilion, Villanova, PA
1:00 PM EST, February 20, 2021
4% Best Bet on Villanova -6.5 points and sprinkle a bit more on the Villanova team total at 70.5 points. This team total bet is valid up to and including 75-points.
The line for this game opened with Villanova installed as a 7.5-point favorite and the [public betting community jumped on UCONN forcing the price down to the current -6.5-point level. The betting behavior is a classic example of recency bias based on the last few games played by both teams. The bias certainly does not reflect the true strength of each team and the result is that we get an exceptionally cheap price to bet Villanova.
In their last game, Villanova lost on the road to then-No 19 Creighton 86-70. Creighton shot an incredible 59.3% from the field and could have made shots with their eyes closed. Villanova struggled shooting just 37.5% and 31.3% from beyond the arc. However, they had just seven turnovers and shot 12-for-13 from the charity stripe for 92.3%. Villanova is 11-2 ATS after a game in which they made 88% or more of their free throws and 32-16-1 ATS after back-to-back games allowing nine or fewer offensive rebounds.
|02-18-21||Rutgers +9 v. Michigan||Top||64-71||Win||102||3 h 30 m||Show|
No 3 Michigan vs Rutgers
Crisler Center, Ann Arbor, MI
9:00 PM EST, February 18, 2021
4% Best Bet on Rutgers +9 points
Michigan may be the No 3 ranked rteam in the country, but they have been incredibly inconsistent for an elite team. The erractic performances have been masked by outstanding defensive efforts and with that said Rutgers will need to shoot well from the perimeter. Michigan does play aggressively on the defensive end and forces the opponent into a perimeter shot. They rank 325th averaging just 10.8 turnovers-per-game, which will give Rutgers the opportunity to have many open shots.
Rutgers is 9-1 ATS facing solid rebounding teams that are outrebounding their opponents by at least four boards-per-game, and after the 15th game of the season. They are also 21-10 ATS when playing against an opponent that has a strong defense allowing 43% or lower shooting in games played over the last two seasons.
|02-18-21||Jacksonville State +12 v. Belmont||Top||59-63||Win||100||2 h 26 m||Show|
Miami vs Sacramento
10:00 PM EST, February 18, 2021
Betting on any team that is on a 3 or more-game ROAD losing streak and playing on back-to-back nights has earned an outstanding 34-9-1 ATS for 79.1% winning bets over the last five seasons. And when the team involved is playing another road game, the record soars to 22-5 ATS for 82% winning bets.
For this research and the predictive analytics, Goran Dragic is listed as out. He has an ankle injurty and very unlikely he will play despite being listed as questionable.
From the predictive applications, we learn that the Heat are an outstanding 14-5 SU and 17-2 ATS in road games installed as a dog, scoring 111 or more points and having the better, more efficient assist-to-turnover ratio in games played over the last three seasons.
|02-18-21||Ohio State -4.5 v. Penn State||Top||92-82||Win||100||2 h 24 m||Show|
No 4 Ohio State vs Penn State
4% Best Bet on Penn State +4.5 points and sprinkle a bit more on the momey line.
This is a must-win for Penn State and defeating a highly ranked conference foe would really brighten their resume. They have played the toughest schediule in the nation, but with a win tonight, they have an excellent opportunity to win-out.
PSU has a losing record, but do not let that fool you for one second. They are vastly better than record reflects. PSU is a solid 77=36-1 when facing teams that attempt a minimum of 21 3-point shots in gajes played after the 15th game of the regular season. They are 13-4 ATS when facing outstanding ball-handling teams that average 12 or fewer turnovers-per-game in games played over the last two seasons.
PSU has shot miserably in their last three games and are likely to exceed their season shooting averages tonight according to my machine learning applications. Note that PSU is a perfect 8-0 ATS in home games when scoring at least 75 points in games played over the last two seasons.
|02-14-21||Pittsburgh +4.5 v. Georgia Tech||Top||65-71||Loss||-110||8 h 32 m||Show|
Pittsburgh vs Georgia Tech
4% Best Bet on Pittsburgh + 4.5 points and sprinkle a bit more on the money line. I take 85% of the amount of my 4% Bet and bet the game using the spread. Then the money line is used to be the remaining 20% amount.
Betting on road teams coming off an ATS win, but lost the game and now playing in a matchup of teams sporting win percentages between 50.1 and 60% on the season has earned a highly profitable 36-9-1 ATS record good for 79% winning bets over the last five seasons.
G-Tech’s head coach Pastner is a money-burning 7-18-1 ATS when playing their third in a game.
|02-14-21||Nebraska v. Penn State -11.5||Top||62-61||Loss||-110||5 h 35 m||Show|
Nebraska vs Penn State
Bryce-Jordan Center, University Park, PA
3:00 PM EST, February 14, 2021
4% Best Bet on Penn State -11 points
Do not be misled by Penn State’s losing overall and conference record. They have played the toughest strength-of-schedule in the nation and now begin a stretch that could see them win out. If they advanced to the Final-4 of the B-10 Tournament, they could earn a spot in the dance. They have the talent and team chemistry is quite good.
Nebraska has played their worst games on the road this season and ranks 342nd when playing away from Lincoln. Penn State looks to run and score within ten seconds off of missed shots and rank 31st in this category. Nebraska has been terrible defending an opponent’s fast break off of their missed shots ranking 223rd.
PSU averages 25 3-point shot attempts per game and Nebraska averages 24. Nebraska is 6-22-2 ATS when facing a team averaging 21 or more 3-point shot attempts in games played after the 15th game of the season and spanning the last three seasons. PSU is 70-32 ATS when facing teams, who are averaging at least 21 3-points shot attempts, after the 15th game of the seasons spanning the last ten seasons.
From the machine learning applications, PSU is 14-2 ATS for 88% winning bets when scoring 75 to 81 points and making at least 78% of their free-throw attempts in games played over the last two seasons.
|02-14-21||Michigan v. Wisconsin||Top||67-59||Win||100||5 h 60 m||Show|
No 3. Michigan vs No 21 Wisconsin
Kohl Center, Madison, WI
1:00 PM EST, February 14, 2021
4% Best Bet on Michigan -1 point.
The money line bet may be a solid alternative to the -1 point, but only if it is priced at -114 or lower. Anything above -115 has minimal value and is too expensive and increases the risk amount too.
I was surprised when this line opened with Wisconsin as a -2-point home favorite, but that lasted about 30 minutes as money did come in on Michigan. A few books have Michigan priced as -1.5 point road favorites and this is the level where the market is balanced.
The reason I was surprised by the opening line is that Michigan ranks 1st in overall positive team momentum while Wisconsin has been inconsistent and ranks 290th in momentum. Wisconsin has played their best and most efficient games at home, so that may be a supportive reason for the opening line. Still, Michigan is the better team right now, but this will be a grinding and defensive-minded game.
The big difference between these two teams is that Michigan has a more efficient offense than Wisconsin. Michigan ranks 6th nationally with a 58.1% 2-point shooting percentage and ranks 5th making 50.9% of all shot attempts. Overall, Michigan ranks 5th with a 57.6% effective FG percentage. By comparison, Wisconsin ranks 155th with a 50.5% effective FG percentage, 235th with a 48.1% 2-point FG percentage, and 196th with an overall 43.2% shooting percentage.
Both defenses are among the best in the nation, but Michigan has a modest edge at this end of the court as well. Michigan is 7-0 ATS facing strong defensive teams allowing 42% or lower opponent shooting in games played this season.
|02-08-21||Ohio State v. Maryland UNDER 138||Top||73-65||Push||0||10 h 33 m||Show|
No 7 Ohio State vs Maryland
9:00 PM EST, February 8, 2021
Xfinity Center, College Park, MD
4% Best Bet UNDER the posted total of 139-points.
Ohio State set a program record of four consecutive road victories against Top-15 teams in their win over Iowa last Thursday. Maryland has been struggling and lost 55-50 at a vastly underrated Penn State team last Friday. The loss to PSU marked season-lows in points scored with 50 and assists with just six.
Maryland has played solid defense and rank 46th in overall defensive efficiency. They will be tested by an OSU offense that ranks 5th nationally in overall offensive efficiency. Both teams play at some of the slowest paced games nationally and in the Big Ten conference this season. OSU ranks 274th averaging 67.8 possessions-per-forty-minutes and Maryland ranks 206th averaging 66.7 possessions-per-forty-minutes. So, there certainly will be no rush after rebounding a missed shot by either team.
Betting UNDER the posted total in games lined between 130 and 139.5 points after one of the teams involved is coming off five consecutive games scoring 65 or fewer points and facing an opponent that scored 40 or more points in the first half of their last two games has earned a 46-16-1 ATS record good for 74% winning bets over the last 20 seasons.
OSU is 9-1 UNDER following a game in which they scored 85 or more points in games played over the last three seasons.
|02-08-21||Oklahoma State +5.5 v. Kansas||Top||66-78||Loss||-110||9 h 30 m||Show|
Oklahoma State vs No 23 Kansas
Allen Fieldhouse, Lawrence, KS
9:00 PM EST, February 8, 2021
4% Best Bet on Oklahoma State +4.5-points and sprinkle a bit more using the money line.
Kansas has uncharacteristically struggled against teams with a winning record of 60% and higher sporting a horrible 0-6 ATS record this season. OSU has a major advantage in terms of their positive recent play and the momentum they carry into this game. They have won 3-of-4 and 6-of-8 games and covered the spread at the same clip. In their last game, they shot a terrible 35.3% against then-No 5 Texas and still scored 75 points in their 75-67 win Saturday. They defeated Kansas earlier this year at home 75-70 as a 3.5-point underdog.
OSU has been a far more consistent team ranking 22nd nationally and Kansas’s root problem is consistency in which they rank 322nd. So, OSU is more consistent and is playing some of their best basketball of the season. When I see strong momentum and consistency levels I immediately target that team as a potential betting opportunity.
Kansas has had problems with their bench play and contributions. Their most recent 91-79 loss at West Virginia saw all five starters score in double-digits, but the bench scored just four points. OSU has seven players averaging at least 20 minutes and that depth will serve them well in their attempt to sweep Kansas in the season series.
|02-08-21||Austin Peay v. Tenn-Martin +12.5||Top||75-76||Win||100||7 h 29 m||Show|
Austin Peay at Tennessee-Martinsville
7:00 PM EST, February 8, 2021
4% Best Bet on Tennessee-Martinsville +12.5 points and sprinkle a bit on the money line.
The machine learning applications predict that this game will be much closer than the 11.5 point betting line indicates. Both of these teams play at the lower-end of the pace-of-play stats with Austin Peay ranking 299th and UT-Martin ranking 285th in possessions-per-forty-minutes. That suggests that Auston Peay will not run away from UT-Martin and the game will remain within single digits. Plus, UT-Martin has played their best games at home this season and this is a huge advantage for them.
Needless to state, UT-Martin shoots horribly poor form the field and rank 351st in overall field goal percentage. However, Austin Peay’s defense can make any struggling offense resemble a Gonzaga unit. Austin Peay ranks 348th in defensive field goal percentage. UT-Martin is capable of shooting better than 45% from the field and if they do just might pull off the big-time upset win.
|02-06-21||Washington +12.5 v. Oregon||Top||74-86||Win||100||6 h 42 m||Show|
Washington vs Oregon
4:00 PM EST, February 6, 2021
4% Best Bet on Washington +13.5 points
Let’s start with a proven betting system that has earned a 47-18-2 ATS record good for 72% winning bets over the last twenty seasons. The system requirements are to bet on road dogs with a win percentage of 20% or lower on the season and facing a host that has won 60 to 80% of their games on the season and has gone OVER the total by 30 or more points spanning theie last five games.
Oregon is a money-burning 5-18-1 ATS in a home game and coming off two comsecutive home losses. Further, Oregon guard Chris Duarte is downgraded to OUT for this game with an ankle injury.
Bet Washington as a 4% Best Bet.
|02-06-21||Wisconsin v. Illinois -3.5||Top||60-75||Win||100||6 h 14 m||Show|
No 19 Wisconsin vs No 12 Illinois
2:30 PM EST, February 6, 2021
4% Best Bet on Illinois -4.5 points
No 19 Wisconsin vs No 12 Illinois
2:30 PM EST, February 6, 2021
4% Best Bet on Illinois -4.5 points
The Big-Ten Conference is head and should the best conference in the nation and where the road team has an enormous challenge to get a win. Home team dominance has endured in the Big Ten for the past three seasons and it reflects the remarkable depth of the conference that may send nine and possibly ten teams to the Dance.
Wisconsin has been largely inconsistent on the season and has played their worst games on the road. Illinois has been a far more consistent team and has played their best at home this season. Illinois ranks 12th nationally with a 56.6% effective field goal percentage and 9th making 50.1% of all shot attempts. What is remarkable about Illinois is that they do not take many 3-point shots ranking 275th, but rank 130th in made- 3-pointers, and 9th making 39.7% of their 3-point shots.
Head coach Underwood is 28-12-1 ATS facing an excellent ball-handling team averaging 12 or fewer turnovers-per-game.
From the machine learning applications, Illinois is expected to score between 76 and 81 points in this game, and in past games in which they scored within this range has produced an 80-42 ATS result. Wisconsin is 11-28 ATS for 72% winning bets in games in which they allowed 76 to 81 points.
|02-06-21||Miami-OH v. Buffalo -8||Top||64-88||Win||100||4 h 40 m||Show|
Miami (Ohio) vs Buffalo
5:00 PM EST, February 6, 2021
4% Best Bet on Buffalo -7.5-points
This Mid-American matchup features two complete opposite and extreme style of basketball. Starting with pace-of-play metrics, Buffalo plays fast and 10th nationally averaging 75.5 possessions-per-game. Miami (Ohio) ranks 313th averaging a plodding 65 possesions-per-game. Buffalo has ranked consistently between 90 and 105 nationally in my power ratings while Miami (Ohio) is further back in the rankings at 170th and has not been below 150 this season.
Buffalo has a big advantage when they have the ball. They rank 140th in overall offensive efficiency while Miami (Ohio) ranks 259th in overall defensive efficiency. Turnovers are expected to be below average for Buffalo given that Miami )Ohio) ranks 315th in steals-per-game.
Buffalo is on an 8-1 ATS run when facing a weak defensive team that is allowing 45% or better shooting in games played over the last three seasons.
From the predicytive side of things, Buffalo is 16-4 ATS in games played in which they got a minimum of 45 rebounds in games played over the last three seasons.
|02-06-21||Iowa State v. Oklahoma -14||Top||72-79||Loss||-110||4 h 9 m||Show|
Iowa State vs Oklahoma
12:00 PM EST, February 6, 2021
4% Best Bet on the Oklahoma Sooners -16-points
Here are some quick hitters. Oklahoma is 19-6-1 ATS when facing a team that is allowing 77 or more points-per-game on the season. ISU is a money-burning 2-11 ATS in road games facing a defensive team averaging 14 or fewer forced turnovers-per-game on the season. ISU is 4-17 ATS when on the road and installed as an underdog for the fifth consecutive game. Oklahoma is 11-2 ATS in home games with a totasl between 140 and 149.5 in games played over the last three seasons.
From the ,machine learning applications we learn that Oklahoma is 15-3 ATS when they score 80 or more points in games played over the last three seasons.
|02-04-21||Ohio State v. Iowa -5.5||Top||89-85||Loss||-110||7 h 43 m||Show|
No 7 Ohio State vs No 8 Iowa
Carver-Hawkeye Arena, Iowa City, IA
7:00 PM EST, February 4, 2021
10-Unit Best Bet on the Iowa Hawkeyes -5.5 points
Iowa stopped a two-game losing streak with an 84-78 win over Michigan State Tuesday. They have not covered the spread in their last three games, which is a season-high. Prior to this tough 3-game stretch, the betting flows gravitated to Iowa, but now the market has discounted Iowa far too much and today’s game offers a terrific betting opportunity.
Ohio State has caught fire winning six of their last seven games and covered the spread in five of them. Ohio State has largely outperformed expectations and is playing at unsustainable levels. They now take to the road to play the best and most efficient offense in the nation that can overwhelm any opponent at any time.
Iowa ranks no 1 in the nation in ball handling sporting a 2.097 assist-to-turnover ratio and will be facing an Ohio State defense that has posted a below-average 1.135 opponent assist-to-turnover ratio that ranks 269th nationally. Iowa moves the ball well, especially in the half-court set, and will not be met with a pressing style of defense from Ohio State. When Iowa moves the ball on offense they become even better at finding the best possible shot in each possession. Iowa looks to get the ball to Garza, of course, but the entire team is focused on getting the shot closest to the rim. Ohio State ranks 201st in allowed dunks, layups, and tip-ins.
Betting on home favorites between 3.5 and 9.5 points in a matchup involving two teams that are outscoring their opponents by eight or more points-per-game, and with the home team coming off a game in which they scored 45 or more points has earned a 75-40 ATS record good for 65.5% winning bets in games played over the last five seasons.
Iowa is an outstanding 11-2 ATS in home games facing a team, like Ohio State, who is averaging at least 21 3-point shot attempts in games played over the last two seasons. They are also 12-2 ATS in games following two consecutive games having 14 or fewer turnovers in each game.
From the machine learning applications, we learn that Ohio State is 9-37-2 ATS 80.4% when they have allowed 81 to 87 points and 12-53-2 ATS 81.5% when allowing 81 or more points.
|02-03-21||Elon v. James Madison -8.5||Top||57-78||Win||100||4 h 17 m||Show|
ELON vs James Madison
4:00 PM EST, February 3, 2021
8-Unit Best Bet on James Madison -8.5 points
Betting on home teams that are hosting a foe coming off a loss of six or fewer points, has more starters that returned from the previous season than the opponent, and the game taking place in first 15 games of the regular season has earned an outstanding 65-27-1 ATS record good for 70% winning bets over the last five seasons.
From the machine learning applications, we learn that JMU is 46-24-1 ATS when scoring 75 to 81 points. ELON is a money-burning 30-58-2 ATS when the have failed to score more than 65 points.
|02-02-21||Baylor v. Texas +5.5||Top||83-69||Loss||-110||6 h 10 m||Show|
No 2 Baylor vs No. 6 Texas
7:00 PM EST, February 2, 2021
4% Best Bet on Texas +5.5 points and sprinkle a bit on the money line.
A few quick Hitters:
Texas is an amazing 25-2 SU using the momey line in home games, afdter the fifth game of the regular season, and facing an opponent that is making anaverage of eight 3-point shots
Texas is also a solid 24-9 ATS in home games and have covered just one game among their previous five games.
|02-01-21||Oklahoma +7 v. Texas Tech||Top||52-57||Win||100||9 h 33 m||Show|
No 24 Oklahoma vs No 10 Texas Tech
United Supermarkets Arena, Lubbock, TX
8-Unit Best Bet on Oklahoma +7 points
Oklahoma will be looking to end a six-game losing streak to Texas tech and build more momentum opff their upset win against then-No-11 ranked Alabama this past Saturday.
Oklahoma is the better ball-handling team and shoots more efficiently from the field than Texas Tech. Oklahoma ranks 21st nationally with a 1.392 assist-to-turnover ratio cpompared to a much weaker 1.144 ATR ratio for Texas Tech. Oklahoma has earned a 51% effective-field-goal percentage ranking 127th nationally. TT ranks 198th in effective-FG-percentage at 49.3%.
Oklahoma has also improved significantly and has increased the number of assisted-field-golas made over the last three games. 47% of their scoring shots were by assist. TT ranks 6th forcing an opponent to commit a turnover on 22.1% of their possessions. That measure may look good until you note that TT plays at the slowest pace in the Big-12 and that Oklahoma is a terrific ball-handling team averaging just 10.5 turnovers-per-game.
Oklahoma head coach Kruger is 31-12 ASTS for 72% winning bets in games that had a total between 130 and 139.5 for his coaching career.
From the machine learning applications, Oklahoma is 19-5 SU and 21-2-1 ATS for 90.5% winning bets over the past 15 seasons in road games where they scored 77 or more points and held their opponent to less than 45% shooting.
|01-31-21||Rutgers -3.5 v. Northwestern||Top||64-56||Win||100||8 h 51 m||Show|
Rutgers vs Northwestern
7:30 PM EST, January 31, 2021
4% Best Bet on Rutgers – 4 points
The edge in this matchup is on the improving Rutgers defense of late. Six games ago, Rutgers was allowing a 54.6% effective field goal percentage based on a 5-game moving average and marking the season worse. Entering this conmtest, the 5-game moving average as improved to a solid 48.1% allowed effective FG% and is markedly better than Northwestern.
Northwestern enters this game with a five game average of 58.7% effective FG% allowed and just off their season low of 60.4% made two games ago.
Rutgers has chosen to slow down their pace of play over the last 14 games from a five-game average of 75 possessions per game to the current and season-low 67.2 possessions-per-game. The slower pace has augmented their offensive efficiencies and will find it easy to move the ball in thehalf-court set against a NW defense than ranks 328th nationally with a horrible 1.327 opponent assist-to-turnover ratio.
Betting on road favorites that are coming off a home win against a conference foe, sporting a win percentage between 50 and 60% on the season and facing a team with a losing record has earned a solid 110-63-3 ATS record good for 65% winning bets over the last 15 seasons.
|01-30-21||Stanford v. Arizona State -1.5||Top||75-79||Win||100||12 h 44 m||Show|
Stanford vs Arizona State
8:00 PM EST, January 30, 2021
10-Unit Best Bet on Arizona State -1.5 points
The ASU offense has been inconsistent over their first 13 games of the season, but in recent games, they are starting to find their way and playing more efficiently. They are 1-11-1 ATS for the season and the market has steadily discounted them in search of a betting numbers equilibrium. However, now the market has them priced very cheap and is offering us a great contrarian bet.
Despite a losing record, ASU has a solid 1.154 assist-to-turnover ratio that ranks 73rd nationally of the 357 Division-1 basketball programs. Stanford, despite a winning record, is a horrible ball handling team sporting a 0.826 assist-to-turnover ratio that ranks 255th nationally. Moreover, Stanford is a horrible 3-point shooting team ranking 248th making just 31% on the season.
Stanford is 4-14-1 ATS in road games following a streak where they won four or more of their last six games and are 1-10-1 ATS in road games after winning five or more of their last seven games in games played over the last three seasons. Stanford head coach Haase is a money-burning 10-26-1 ATS in road games facing a host that averages at least 21 3-point shot attempts.
Bet Arizona State -1.5 points. I do not expect the line to move much at all from the current price. If anything, the market make move toward pick-em.
|01-30-21||Florida +5.5 v. West Virginia||Top||85-80||Win||100||6 h 45 m||Show|
Florida vs No 11 West Virginia
8-Unit Upset Alert Best Bet on the Florida Gators and sprinkle a bit on the money line.
Florida has won three straight games since losing 72-69 at Mississippi State where they shot just 41% from the field. During ths 3-game win streak they have shot 49.1% in a 75-49 win over Tennessee, 56.9% in a 92-84 win at Georgia, and lastly, 51.9% in a 78-71 win overVanderbilt. Moreover, they are averaging an outstandsing 1.15 points-per-possession.
The reason for their improved shooting is that they have taken far more shots at or near the rim than at any other point of the season. With Florida looking to get to the rim on every possession is going to put immense pressure on the West Virginia defense.
Sophomore Scottie Lewis will return to action, who is averaging 10.9 PPG and will add even more points from close range.
WVU head coach Huggins has not done well when facing SEC popponents. He is a money-burning 4-16 SATS when facing an SEC foe as the coach of WVU.
|01-27-21||Penn State +8 v. Ohio State||Top||79-83||Win||100||9 h 50 m||Show|
Penn State vs No 13 Ohio State
I believe this line could rise in our favor as the day wears on and led by the public seeing a 13th ranked team playing at home and facing a team with two conference wins and a 5-6 overall record. These stats are extremely misleading for many reasons.
Penn State (PSU) has played the toughest schedule to date in the Big Ten Conference and significantly more difficult schedule than Ohio State (OSU). PSU has faced ACC-member Virginia Tech, Michigan, Indiana, Purdue, and Illinois all on the road, Not that home court has near the advantage this season than in previous ones, but that is a tough road schedule no matter the season.
Ohio State’s remaining schedule includes trips to No 5 Iowa, Penn State, and Michigan State. They must then play Iowa, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, and Michigan State in home tilts. So, Ohio State has had the softer schedule and will begin a gauntlet of road and home tests that would be a success if they play even on-game over 0.500.
OSU ranks 6th in the Big Ten averaging 23.2 three-point-attempts-per-game, but are making only an average of 8.0 made-three-point-shots-per-game. PSU is 16-5-1 ATS in road games facing a host that is averaging a minimum of 21 3-point-attempts-per-game in games played over the last three seasons.
Penn State won their previous game at home 81-78 over Northwestern. PSU is a 15-4 ATS following a game scoring 80 or more points in games played over the last three seasons. They are also 13-2-1 ATS following a game in which 155 or more points were scored in games played over the last three seasons. OSU installed as a home favorite and facing an opponent that scored 80 or more points in their previous game is a money-burning 16-32 ATS in games played over the last ten seasons.
PSU enjoys playing at a faster-then-average pace and is 12-3-1 ATS when they had 63 to 70 shot attempts in games played over the last two seasons. PSU is 14-3-1 ATS when scoring 75 or more points in games played over the last two seasons.
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|01-23-21||LSU v. Kentucky -119||Top||69-82||Win||100||2 h 56 m||Show|
LSU vs Kentucky
Kentucky is akin to a stock on Wall Street that no one wants to admit that they own, and rightfully so. Kentucky has lost three straight games and lost to the spread in each of them. Prior to the current three-game losing streak, they had won three in a row and many thought they had righted the sip and Calipari was about to make the mid-season winning run. Because the public has disowned Kentucky, the market has more than discounted them, and I find them very cheap to be lined as a 1-point favorite against LSU.
LSU had won three straight before getting slapped in the face nay SEC-leading Alabama 105-75 as 1-point underdogs.
The machine learning applications all agree that Kentucky will win this game by at least seven points.
|12-25-20||Wisconsin v. Michigan State UNDER 139||Top||85-76||Loss||-110||2 h 39 m||Show|
Wisconsin vs. Michigan State
12:30, PM EST, Christmas Day
4% Best Bet ‘UNDER’ the posted total of 140 points.
Bettng UNDER the posted total between 140 and 149.5 points after failing to cover the spread in 4 or more consecutive games and is winning 80% or more of their games on the season has earned an outstanding 48-15-1 UNDER record in games played over the past five seasons. MSU and Wisconsin sport win percentages above 80%.
MSU is averaging 82 PPG on the season. Wisconsin is 12-2 UNDER in road games facing good offensive teams scoring 77 or more points-per-game over the last three seasons. Wisconsin is 7-0 UNDER coming off three consecutive home wins. Wisconsin head coach Gard is 25-7-1 UNDER when playing only their third game in a week. He is also 30-11-1 UNDER when facing an elite opponent that has outscored their opponents by an average of 8 or more PPG.
From the machine learning tools, MSU is 14-2 UNDER when scoring 65 to 72 points in games played over the last three seasons.
|12-23-20||Providence v. Butler +1.5||Top||64-70||Win||100||10 h 44 m||Show|
Providence vs Butler
4% Best Bet on Butler
Just four games into the season, Butler finds themselves in an urgent situation to win a game. With a 1-3 record, Butler is off to their worst start since the 1998-99 season, and must play better against a 7-2 Providence and Big East foe toight.
Providence is led by two scorers. Junior and preseason All-Big East First Team selection David Duke and senior and preseason All-Big East Second Team selection Nate Wilson are averageing 19.4 and 19.3 PPG, respectively. The tandem creates a strong inside-outside game, especially with Duke hitting a scorching 47% from beyond the arc.
Both teams play at a relatively slow pace and this increases the need for strong defensive rebounding by Butler to minimize second-chance scoring chances for Providence. Through four games, itler is allowing an outstanding 4.5 offensive rebounds-per-game. Bryce Nze is coming off back-to-back games getting 10 or more rebounds in each game.
Butler is 8-0 ATS in games line within 3-points on either side of pick in games played over the last three seasons. Butler head coach Jordan is 13-4-1 ATS in home games coming off a game allowing five or fewer offensive rebouds and 9-2 ATS in home games facing solid ball-handling teams committing 12 or fewer turnovers-per-game.
|12-21-20||Texas State v. Northern Arizona +9.5||Top||70-65||Win||100||4 h 31 m||Show|
Texas State vs Northern Arizona
3:00 PM EST, December 21, 2020
4% Best Bet on Northern Arizona +9 points and sprinkle some on the money line
NAU will be seeking their first win of the season after losing the first four games to start their season. TST is off to a 5-3 record and are coming off a70-68 win at Denver, but failed to cover the spread as 7 point favorites. NAU has lost all four games ATS and have not shot better than 37% from thw field in any of these games. However, they have faced much tougher competition than has Texas State and this ‘seasoning’ is going to pay-off this afternoon.
TST is 4-12 ATS when playing against a team with a losing record in games played over the last two seasons; 3-12 ATS when facing a team that struggles on the defensive end allowing 45% or high shooting in games played over the last three seasons.
This is momey line system is one that you definitley want to record and track. It has earned a 39-44 SU record for 47% winning bets since 2000, but has made the $100 bettor a $4,710 profit over the last 20 seasons. The requirements are to bet on any team using the money line that is allowing a terrible 52% shooting from the field and are getting out rebounded by seven or more boards-per-game.
|12-21-20||Wofford v. Texas A&M -6.5||Top||52-70||Win||100||2 h 40 m||Show|
Wofford vs Texas A&M
1:00 PM EST, December 21, 2020
4% Best Bet on Texas A&M -5.5 points
Here is a great betting system that has earned a 59-29 ATS record good for 67% winning bets over the last five seasons. The requirements are to bet on a home team that is favored including pick, after being beaten by 33 or more points to the spread over their last five games and sports a win percentage of at least 80% on the season.
Wofford is 0-6 ATS after covering the spread in two of their last three games in games played over the last two seasons. Texas A&M head coach Williams is 25-6 ATS after a game where his Aggies had two or fewer steals.
|12-11-20||Villanova -11.5 v. Georgetown||Top||76-63||Win||100||8 h 45 m||Show|
No 9 Villanova vs Georgetown
5% Best Bet on Villanova -11.5 points.
The betting line opened with Villanova installed as -10-point road favorites and quickly moved to the current price of -11.5 points. The machine learning summary predicts Villanova will win this game by at least 18 points, so any further increase in the betting line will in no way disqualify this betting opportunity.
The machine learning tools predict that Villanova will score 80 or more points, shoot 40% or better from the beyond the arc, and commit 5 or fewer turnovers than Georgetown. In past games in which Villanova met or exceeded all three of these performance measures has led to an impressive 23-0 SU record and 18-3 ATS record good for 86% winning bets that covered the spread by an average of 11.8 points.
|12-09-20||Santa Clara v. Cal Poly +10||Top||76-69||Win||100||3 h 14 m||Show|
Santa Clara vs Cal Poly
I always like asking people when Caly Poly comes up in a hoopes discussion (Or machine learning discussion) what the SLO stands for. You may know the answer, but if you do not the answer is San Luis Obispo (SLO). And is one of California’s oldest European founded Communities. Plus, one heck of a technology school too.
I did wait to release this play today having great confidence that the line was going to climb higher as the day wore on. This betting system supports the bet on Cal Poly SLO and has earned a 43-22-2 ATS record good for 71% ATS winning bets over the last five seasons. The system requires us to bet on home teamsa during the first 6 games of the regular seasons after losing 8 or more of their last 10 games of the previous season to earn a poor win percentage of 20 to 40% and now facing a team that had a winning record last season.
Cal Poly SLO has earned a 9-2 ATS record installed as a double-digit underdog in games played over the last two seasons.
|12-04-20||North Texas +3.5 v. Mississippi State||Top||63-69||Loss||-105||4 h 7 m||Show|
North Texas vs. Mississippi State
8:00 PM EST, December 4, 2020
4% Best Bet on North Texas plus 3.5-points. If the line drops to +2.5 or lower, then consider using the money line for this bet.
Miss State is just 7-17-1 ATS following a game in which they allowed a 33% or lower shooting percentage in games played since 2006. North Texas is 55-28 ATS for 67% winning bets in non-home games (road or neutral) installed as a 5.5-point or less underdog in games played since 2006.
Head Coach McCasland has three returning starters from last season and a 1-starter edge of Miss State skipper Howland, who returns two starters. Experience at the beginning of the season is a premium asset. McCasland is a solid 23-9-1 ATS when facing strong defensive teams allowing 42% or lower opponent shooting.
From the machine learning ranks, the model projects that North Texas will hold MSST to 45% or worse shooting, commit 13 or fewer turnovers, and make 80% of their free throws. In past games, in which North Texas, met or exceeded these performance measures has earned their backers a 19-5 SU record good for 79% wins and 17-5-1 ATS for 77% winning bets in games played since 2006.
|11-26-20||Nevada v. Nebraska -4.5||Top||69-66||Loss||-110||2 h 17 m||Show|
Nevada Wolf Pack vs Nebraska Cornhuskers
Nebraska had their struggles with a 7-25 SU record in 2019, but will be much better in 2020. They did get off a great starte defeating McNeese State 102-55 yesterday, shooting 50% form the field, 45 total rebounds, and just 10 turnovers.
I have a betting system that supports Nebraska and has earned an incredible 48-17 ATS record over the last five seasons. The system requires us to be on home teams for the first five games of the regular season after losing eight of their last ten games of the previous season and won between 20% and 40% of their games last seasons and facing a team that did have a winning record last season.
From the machine learning model, Bengraska is projected to shoot at least 44% from the field and have fewer than 14 turnovers in this m,atchup. In past games, in which Nebraska met or exceeded these performance measures has seen them earn a profitable 24-12-1 ATS road record good for 67% winning bets and 15-2 ATS for 88% winning bets at neutral sites.
Take the Nebraska Cornhuskers as a 4% Best Bet
|03-11-20||Iowa State +7 v. Oklahoma State||Top||71-72||Win||100||5 h 26 m||Show|
Iowa State vs Oklahoma State
7-Star Best Bet Titan on the Iowa State Cyclones
This is an upset in the making based on the projections and situations these teams find themselves in for this matchup. OSU is a money-burning 4-15 ATS after having won four or five of their last six games in games played over the last three seasons; 1-10 ATS after having won four of their last five games in game splayed over the last three seasons.
ISU has been horrid on the roads this season cover just tow games, but this is not a road game. It is a neutral court site and is being played in the month of March during conference and NCAA Tournament time. ISU is 63-35-1 ATS in all March games spanning the last 20 seasons.
From the predictive side of things, ISU is a solid 45-18-1 for 71% winners when making at least 80% of their shot attempts and making at least 42% of their FGA. If they make over 45% from the floor and 80%+ of their free throws their record zooms to 36-9 for 80% winners; 8-1 ATS at a neutral site and covering the spread by an average of nine points.
|03-11-20||St. Joe's +5.5 v. George Mason||Top||70-77||Loss||-109||2 h 51 m||Show|
St. Joes vs George Mason
St. Joes is not a strong 3-point shooting team. However, George Mason is an imperfect 0-7 ATS when facing a team that is making 31% or fewer from beyond the arc in games played after the 15th game in each of the last two seasons. St. Joes may not shoot well, but they do not add to the pain by turning the ball over. George Mason is 14-28 ATS against good handling teams that are committing no more than 14 turnovers-per-game in games played over the last two seasons.
George Mason Head Coach Paulsen is just 3-13 ATS off a road win against a conference foe.
From the predictive side of things, St. Joes is a solid 57-33 -2 ATS when they have made 71 to 77% of their free-throw attempts. GMU is a money-losing 3-15 ATS when they have allowed 67 to 74 points in game splayed over the last two seasons.
|03-11-20||Miami-FL +4.5 v. Clemson||Top||64-69||Loss||-110||2 h 37 m||Show|
Miami vs Clemson
10 PM EST, March 11, 2020
Clemson has not done well when facing teams that are not all that aggressive on the defensive end. The Tigers are just 4-12 ATS when facing teams that are forcing an average of 14 or fewer turnovers-per-game and 4-14 ATS after the 15th game of th season spanning the last two seasons.
Head Coach Larranaga is 58-38 ATS off a home win as the coach of the Hurricanes and 20-10 ATS after playing two consecutive home games.
From the predictive side fo things, the Hurricanes are 68-36-5 ATS in games that they made at least 79% of their free-throw attempts; 20-9 ATS for 70% in road games when they made at least 79% of their free-throw attempts and scored at least 67 points including 9-3 ATS in neutral site games since 2005.
|03-09-20||Elon v. Northeastern -8.5||Top||60-68||Loss||-110||10 h 48 m||Show|
Elon vs Northeastern
8:30 PM EST, March 9, 2020
Colonial Conference Tournament
7-Star Best bet Titan on the Northeastern Huskies
This game is taking place on a neutral court in Washington DC. Elon is coming off a shocking upset win over 2-seed William & Mary by a 68-62 score, but now find themselves installed as an 8.5 to 9-point underdog. The Huskies re off an upset win based on seeding by defeating Towson State 72-62, but covered the spread installed as a 3.5-point favorite.
Elon is not in a god situation for this game noting they are just 2-13 ATS after two consecutive ‘UNDERS’ in game splayed over the last three seasons. They are 10-25 ATS coming off one or more wins in games played over the last three seasons.
From the predictive side of things, ELON is just 9-23 ATS in road games, 0-16 ATS in home games, and 0-3 ATS at neutral sites when they have shot 40 to 45% from the field and their opponent shot greater than 47% from the field.
|03-09-20||Miami-OH +9 v. Buffalo||Top||85-79||Win||100||10 h 46 m||Show|
Miami (Ohio) vs Buffalo
This is a 12-5 pairing of the 12 teams in the MAC Conference Championship with the Miami Redhawks the 12-seed and the Buffalo Bulls the 5-seed. The winner will then face the 4-seed Northern Illinois, who along with top-seed Akron, 3-seed Ball State, and 2-seed Bowling Green have Byes.
The Bulls are in a tough situation and matchup to cover the spread in this matchup. First, they are a money-burning 7-16 for 35% against-the-spread (ATS) in home games that had a posted total between 150 and 155 since 2010.
The Bulls are coming off an upset 88-84 win at Bowling Green as two-point underdogs. However, head coach, Whitesell is 9-24 ATS coming off an upset win as an underdog in his career.
From the predictive side of things, the RedHawks are 13-4 ATS in games they have scored between 67 and 74 points in game splayed over the last two seasons. Further, the RedHawks are 15-5 ATS for 75% winning bets when they have been road dogs and made more 3-pointers than the opponent and had 11 or fewer turnovers.
|03-08-20||Ohio State +7 v. Michigan State||Top||69-80||Loss||-109||4 h 43 m||Show|
No. 19 Ohio State vs No. 16 Michigan State
3-Star Reverse Parlay Bet using OSU and the ‘UNDER’
When playing against Michigan State, everyone on the team has to rebound well. Ohio State freshman forward E.J. Liddell may be first man off the bench. He had a great performance against Illinois on Thursday, where he matched his career high with 17 points on 7-of-9 shooting from the floor, but he also grabbed 11 rebounds, setting a new career standard and earning his first career double-double. Lidell also had 17 points just five games ago against Iowa, grabbing eight rebounds in that contest, as he continues to progress and is getting more minutes in head coach Chris Holtmann's rotation.
From the predictive side of things, Ohio State ius 13-2 SU and 12-3 ATS and 13-1-1 ‘UNDER’ when they have played on the road and had 10 or fewer turnovers and held the opponent to 40% or worse shooting.
|03-08-20||Connecticut v. Tulane +6.5||Top||80-76||Win||100||4 h 24 m||Show|
Connecticut vs Tulane
Let’s take a quick look at few supporting team trends for Tulane and ones that work against UCONN. Tulane is 18-6 ATS when playing against a good team posting a win percentage of 60% to 80% over the last two seasons. Tulane is 8-0 ATS following a game in which they made at least 78% of their free throws in game splayed this season.
UCONN is 43-69 ATS after a game with nine or less assists in all games played spanning the last 20 seasons. They are 0-6 after having won six or seven of their last eight games in games played spanning the last three seasons. Huskies are an imperfect 0-9 ATS in road games after scoring 75 or more points in five consecutive games spanning the last 20 seasons.
From the predictive side of things UCONN is 0-9 SU and 2-7 ATS in road games in which the host shot between 30 and 37.5% from beyond the arc.
|03-08-20||Tulsa +7.5 v. Wichita State||Top||57-79||Loss||-109||4 h 4 m||Show|
Tulsa vs Wichita State
7-Star Best bet Titan on Tulsa
The dominant trend supporting Tulsa is the fact that they are a perfect 7-0 ATS coming off a win against a conference foe and held that foe to 55 or fewer points in game splayed over the last 10 seasons. Tulsa is 54-29 ATS after two consecutive games getting nine or fewer offensive rebounds in games played over the last two seasons.
From the predictive side of things, Tulsa is a solid 14-5 ATS in games that had nine or fewer offensive rebounds in this season and 12-3 ATS for 80% in games in which they had 33 to 40 rebounds.
A win will give Tulsa the AAC regular-season conference championship.
|03-07-20||Long Beach State +5.5 v. CS-Fullerton||Top||69-75||Loss||-110||10 h 18 m||Show|
Long Beach State vs Cal State Fullerton
10:30 PM EST, March 3, 2020
I am jumping right the meat and potatoes of this betting opportunity only due to time.
From the predictive side of things, the 49ers are a solid 16-4 ATS for 80% winning bets when scoring between 65 and 75 points in game splayed over the last three seasons; CSF Titans are just 4-16 ATS for 20% in games in which they did not shoot about 46% from the field in game splayed over the last two seasons; 0-7 ATS when they score less than 75 points in games played over the last two seasons.
|03-07-20||Charlotte +8.5 v. Louisiana Tech||Top||43-66||Loss||-110||7 h 5 m||Show|
Charlotte vs Louisiana Tech
7:00 PM EST 03-07-20
Here is a situational betting system that has earned a solid 69-34 ATS record good for 67% winning bets over the last 10 seasons. The requirements are to bet on road dogs including ‘pick’ that are coming off a poor shooting game making no more than 33% of their shot attempts and is facing a hot shooting team posting three consecutive games making at least 47% in each one.
|03-07-20||Kansas v. Texas Tech +3.5||Top||66-62||Loss||-110||3 h 33 m||Show|
No. 1 Kansas vs Texas Tech
2:00 PM EST, 03-07-20
Let us start with a situational vetting system that supports the Red Raiders and has earned a solid 30-7-1 ATS mark good for 81% winning bets. The system requires us to play on home teams in a game lined within three points on either side of ‘pick’ that is solid a defensive team allowing 40 to 43% shooting and is an average rebounding team posting a differential between -3 and +3 and are facing an excellent defensive teams allowing less than 40% shooting on the season and has outrebounded their opponents by six or boards-per-game on the season.
Texas Tech is 11-3 ATS when facing very good teams outscoring their opponents by 8 or more points-per-game after 15 or more games over the last two seasons.
From the predictive aside of things, TT is 22-3 SU and 19-6 ATS for 76% winning tickets and covering the number by 10.4 points-per-game in games in which they attempted 54 to 60 shots.
|03-06-20||VMI -2.5 v. Samford||Top||96-78||Win||100||2 h 14 m||Show|
Samford vs VMI
6:00 PM EST, 03-06-20
NCAAM 7-star Best Bet on VMI minus the points.
This is a first-round matchup in the Southern Conference with VMI sporting double revenge from to losses to Samford this season.
Here is a situational power-query betting system that has earned an outstanding 47-18 ATS 72% record over the last 15 seasons and has a simple to understand combination of parameters. The system requires us to bet on all teams where the line is within three points on either side of ‘pick’ and revenging a straight up loss to the opponent as a road favorite and is a struggling team that has won 20% to 40% of their games on the season and is now playing a team with a losing record.
Teams that have had same season double revenge and are favored by at least 3 points in the third game of the season are a decent 34-22-2 ATS for 61% winning bets since 2006, but 17-5 ATS for 77% winners over the last three seasons.
From the predictive side of things, the summary projections show that Samford is just 12-28 for 30% when they have shot 40 to 45% from the field and shot under 35% from beyond the arc. VMI is 4-0 ATS covering the spread by an average of 9.4 points when holding an opponent to 40 to 45% shooting and not allowing more than 35% shooting from beyond the arc.